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Did Edgar Allan Poe's writing reflect on his every day life?
-- Anonymous, May 05, 2002
Many of his writing were based off of tradgies of his life such as "Usher" “To Helen,” “Eleanor,” and “Lenore”, they all resulted from a death of one of his loves. His life stories were the creative stepping stone for all his works.
-- Anonymous, May 06, 2002
Poe suffered from a Bipolar Disorder, part of that makes the person more creative and they get on energy sprees (manic episode) and they are able to write like hell and also not sleep sometimes. Writers who rely more on emotion expression and vivid imagery are more likely to have a Bipolar Disorder, like Poe. Then they will become incredible depressed again, as Poe often was. As we read his writing and see the creativity that they encompass was also see many common themes that are related to his major depression that the disorder caused. Such as insanity, murder, pride, beauty, love and irony, which can be found in “The Black Cat.”
For those that have to analyze his work this is valuable information.
-- Anonymous, May 09, 2002