It is said that Edgar Allan Poe was both blessed and cursed by his genuis. How could his genuis be both a blessing and a curse?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
It is said that Edgar Allan Poe was both blessed and cursed by his genuis. How could his genuis be both a blessing and a curse?
-- Anonymous, September 02, 2001
Read Poe's poem "Alone". This question sounds like a particularly bad essay question from a particularly unimaginative teacher who obviously is neither cursed or blessed. Poe's troubled life and difficult career are all of a pattern. His intelligence and creativity was woven through trials and tribulations. Isolation and self-awareness added to a strong need to assert himself, both personally and professionally.
-- Anonymous, September 04, 2001
his genius was a blessing and a curse because his poems showed that he is creative in a gory way but yet no one was used to it. his poems actually make people feel better. Knowing that someone is more depresssed than they are is very powerful.
-- Anonymous, January 24, 2003