Poe's writing style-----what is it???

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I would just like to know what Poe's writing style is (was) and a little about it if I could?!?!?!?!?!

-- Anonymous, December 11, 2000


I'm not sure I understand the question, but he wrote in first person. If you want to know 'point of view,' you can check out "The Poe Decoder" at http://www.poedecoder.com/. But point of view will address the individual stories. Charles Baudelaire's books on Poe would be a good source for the info you seek. Baudelaire (French) was a contemporary and an excellent and factual Poe critic. Stay away from anything by Griswold, Poe's literary executor in America.

-- Anonymous, December 11, 2000


Like Kim, I am a little confused with your question as well. Contrary to modern perceptions, Poe was extraordinarily diverse and original in much of his writing. Were you aware that Poe wrote humor, social commentry, literary critiques, extraordinary essays on the prinicples of poetry, short story form, novels, the spritual and material relationship of the universe which included his personal theories of how the universe was created, its expansion and its ultimate conclusion? Were you aware that Poe is considered the father of the American mystery story and the first master of the short story form? Did you know that he maintained an interest in mathematics, cryptography, mesmerism (hypnosis)?

Contrary to modern perception, Poe's tales of horror make up but a small portion of his stories. I think their continued popularity says more about his readers than it does of Poe. Don't you think?

Regards, : ) (Go Gators)

-- Anonymous, December 12, 2000

Edgar A. Poe wrote duing the dark romantic or other wise known as gothic tiime period.

-- Anonymous, December 13, 2000

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