Was Poe a hero?

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Was Edgar Allan Poe a hero? Why or why not? Thank you, Cameron W.

-- Anonymous, February 06, 2001


For me he is.A sheer genius... Ciao,Maria...

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2001

I would deffinately say that he is. In the literary aspect at least.

Edgar Allan Poe is noted in the top ten most influential writers of our time. Poe has inspired 5 other outstanding noted authors and just about every high school reader as well. So as far as is he a hero? Not in the sense of storming the Mt. Suribachi on Iwa Gima, but deffinately in the literary world.

(info on top ten most infl. taken from a literary magazine Antaeus in the spring of 1989. by the editor Daniel Halpern. also: Ann Charters, and Samuel Charters. Literature and Its Writers. Boston: Bedford Books p, 22. note book should be underlined.)

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2001

Define "hero." Anyone who can take poverty, grief, and despair and turn them into art is a hero to me.

-- Anonymous, November 08, 2003

I think he is considering the wonderful poems and stories he has written. He is also an inspiration to me because he has had a hard life and put his anger in writting not words or actions. I really love his work.

-- Anonymous, November 09, 2003

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