how did egdar allan poe's depression influence EACH of his works : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

How did edgar allan poe's depression influence EACH of his works?-literally each.

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2002


He was drunk when he wrote his best works. You try writing poetry while drunk.

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2002

Poe was NOT drunk when he wrote. If you have nothing of value to say, please refrain from displaying your ignorance.

-- Anonymous, February 23, 2002

Edgar was stoned when writing the poems. You try reading a poem while stoned.

-- Anonymous, June 05, 2002


-- Anonymous, October 16, 2002

He was grieving over the loss of his young wife. Writting became sort of a way to vent for him. It allowed him to express his pain.

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2002

First of all he never wrote those stories but he jacked them from some genius bum on the street. Poe really isnt all that great. Im the best writer anyways

-- Anonymous, April 29, 2003

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the best, if not the best poet in our history. It is a shame to dishonor his name, such forth. No Bum could write that genius!

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2004

Poe really lead a pitiful life. He suffered from alcoholism and a gambling addiction. Most of his existance was in poverty. His writings were a blend of his own sorry and a desire for greater, unattainable aspects. He had a brilliant mind but lacked the initiative and ambition to apply it to all aspects of his life. I respect him for his controbutions to literature, but pity him for everything else.

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2004

Don't pity Edgar Allan Poe, pity is insulting no matter the cause or intent.

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004

As for Poe suffering from alcoholism I would bet this is not as much the case as his dope habit. A good friend of mine was in charge of the archeological dig behind his house here in Baltimore City when they excavated his privy aka outhouse (which was a common place to dispose of empty bottles along with other household trash during the 19th centaury before public trash collection started) they did not find a single alcohol bottle but nearly a hundred small opium type vials were found these were of the type that would have been in use during Poe’s residence.

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004

I also think edgar was drunk when he wrote is best music. (not trying to be funny.) Also edgar had a gambling problem thats why he went into debt. So if he had a gambling problem he might of also had a drinking.Also he was one of the mostunhappiest poets

Thanks for reading my answer I really appreciate it peace from moocha.

-- Anonymous, February 20, 2004

good for you nocturnal boi

-- Anonymous, February 24, 2004

your all wrong poe was just crazy

-- Anonymous, April 01, 2004

Poe was a great poet and he was very morbied his work was the truth

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2004

Poe was a gifted man, he managed to write stories and poems while dealing with many harships. You should give him a break...

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2004

ur all queer

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2005

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