what influenced Poe

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Could anyone please tell me how Poe's own life affected his writing, and what stories or especially poems are based on his own life and how?

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2000


Have you ever visited a museum or a house of antiquities and smelled the mold of tapestry, felt the gloom of decay and felt the death of ancestry? The Victorian homes of the north east were dark and dreary, with creaking wooden hallways and staircases lit by flickering candle or gas light. During the day people would draw their curtains closed for fear the sunlight would fade the furnishings. Timing was perfect for the creation of Poe's genius.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2000

a dog he saw licking its own ass in the park.

-- Anonymous, October 31, 2000

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