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Did Edgar Allan Poe's life have any affect on the things he wrote? Did his obsession with fear and death have anything to do with the accessive amounts death he experienced throughout his life? where ddi his love for horror stories come from?

-- Anonymous, April 08, 2002


yes.yes. After his parents died and his brother

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2003

edgar allan poe experienced many deaths in his life that im sure deeply affected his works. In fact i am currently doing a report on his poem, " Annebell Lee" which was written about his wife ( who was also his cousin) that was taken from him shortly after they wed. He talks about his love for this young girl in his poem and expresses his great feelings of greif, sorrow, and his undying love and the reaons he belive god would do this to him.

sincerely, Kelly F.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2003

Many of Edgar Allan Poe's storys talk about everything good or bad that happened to him.When his wife died im sure if affected him in every way.And im sure it affected his writing too.And I think his life for horror story's came from his own life and what he expierienc- ed.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2003

he does talk a lot about Virginia Clemm (wife&cousin) because he loved her a lot and he lik attemped suicide cuz of her death

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2003

I am currently trying to find in depth information on this topic of how poe's works parallel his life. I havent been able to find much literary criticism on this though. If anyone has any tips or information theyd like to help me out with it would be greaty appriciated. thank you very much

-- Anonymous, November 07, 2003

i believe his life had a lot to do with the morose things he wrote about. Take the poem "Lenore", he dwells on this character, as well in his poem "The Raven." I do believe that his life, the surrounding deaths, and his personal mistakes have played a big role in a what some say are atrocities, his work.

-- Anonymous, November 24, 2003

What about Annabelle Lee to me it seems it shows his short time with his love and bride Virgina.

-- Anonymous, December 09, 2003

I think that all who happened to Edgar Allan Poe had influenced his works a lot. All the author usually take ispiration from their own life. The death of his wife, who was his cousin, drive him into horror stories and fear and love for the terror and darkness.

-- Anonymous, December 27, 2003

The reason of writing his horror storeez was because his life was full of death and grief.So he didnt think it was fair so he wanted the world to feel what he had felt.

-- Anonymous, February 23, 2004

i need info on him im doing a report on him. fast

-- Anonymous, February 26, 2004

i think that he wrote horror stories because of his background life was horrofic

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2004

The genius had a mournful life, which I think did strongly affect his unique stories. Anyone who can deal with that much in his life is a person worth knowing. :)

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2004

I need to know if Edgar Allan Poe's life had any affect on his litterary works, and if so how. I would also like to know some of the things that could have affected his writing. What happened in his life, what was his state of mind, what kind of person was he, what was he like. Please give me some answers. Thanks alot

-- Anonymous, August 07, 2004

i think poe's life affected his work because he had a very complex and dark life, which is also the way he wrote his works

-- Anonymous, September 28, 2004

i dont know anything about poe

-- Anonymous, September 28, 2004

I think that Edgar Allan Poe's life affected the things he wrote because he experienced so much death throughout his life, and, as everyone knows, his work is/was (whichever u prefer) very dark, depressing and tragic. the death of his mother, his wife/cousin, his supposed childhood love (a friends mother), all of these things are contributed to his work. in conclusion: i say yes.

-- Anonymous, September 30, 2004

I believe that because of the deaths and such that had occured around him that it is quite possible that his life had strong influence over his works. Come to think of it whose life doesn't have effect on everything that one does. If you think about it deaths would make you sad too, wouldn't it? And the fact that the clymidia or syphillis had went to his brain didn't help much either!

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2004


-- Anonymous, November 17, 2004

shit smelly ho

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2004

he was a pervert because he married his first cousin. that's just wrong and he's obsessed with death.

-- Anonymous, November 23, 2004

There is no need for vile language children!

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2004

Yes it did. alot

-- Anonymous, December 14, 2004

Poe was one of the best poets since the beginning of American Literature; I think that the occurances in his life guided him to write his works with more feeling, Poe knew how death made everyone feel. He was a genious, he bottled the emotions associated with death into words and into poems and prose, if a reader can't understand that this poet was writing from his heart, the reader is very immature and needs to move on to something else that may intrest he or she more than Poe's gloomy story-telling.

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2005

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