can any one please give me ideas on how poe's life reflected on his work : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

hey guys looki have a paper due tues. may 21 i just need some info on how poe's life reflectson his work ex: poe's wife died and he then wrote the raven talkng about lenore. u know what i mean? if u could help me with this i would humbly appreciate it.


-- Anonymous, May 18, 2002


i dont have much info for u but i am doing a 7 page research paper on the same topic as i get info. i would be glad to send u some and if u happen to recieve any would u be willing to send me some thank u

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2002

hey! I just wrote a paper on Poe. Here's what I put about how his mind influenced his works: “The Life of Edgar Allan Poe was, like so many of his tales, short, poignant, and strangely haunted. (Yet) He left behind him a literary legacy, particularly in the field of the short story, unrivaled to this day.” (Doubleday & Company 816) This quote describes Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and how they were influenced by his life. It also tells some of the unusual themes and characteristics in his works. There is a part too that states that Poe was famous for the short story and that none of them will be forgotten. Poe attended school in England for about five years. There he picked up some of his ideas for his works and his haunted theme. "Edgar is in the Country at school, he is a very fine boy & a good scholar. It was while he was in England that young Edgar first became acquainted with the Gothic literature that was popular in Europe at the time.” (Moore, This passage proves that Gothic literature from England influenced Poe’s writing. After his schooling, he attended the University of Virginia, but dropped out because of gambling debts. (Moore, Poe may have developed some of his psychological problems from a very poor relationship with his father. He was constantly arguing about gambling and debts. This ruined his childhood, his teenage years, and up into his years as an adult. It affected his self confidence and because of that he became a gambler, and a user of drugs and alcohol. These stressful arguments worsened his already developed psychological problems.

Good Luck with your paper!

-- Anonymous, June 08, 2002

First- learn how to type correctly. Second- do your own research. Third- go ahead and copy the response printed by Danielle. It will serve you right by copying someone elses flawed response.

-- Anonymous, July 06, 2002

I concur.

-- Anonymous, November 11, 2002


-- Anonymous, January 10, 2003

Most of his poems were about his tragic and horrible life experiences, like his books, and his poems were about women he loven and also about insedences that accured in his life and since he was just about phsyco most of his thoughts were his "poems"

-- Anonymous, April 25, 2003

There is a great danger in attempting to drw paralells between an author's life and their work. While circumstances of an author's life will certainly have some influence over their work, the level and nature of this influence will necessarily remain uncertain. This biographical approach to literature is generally considered outmoded and rightly so.

-- Anonymous, June 28, 2003

hey im doing a report too. life is like a straw it sux!! anyways my response is that i cant help u because im doing my own work. but if u find any answers email them to me kay??

Much Love!! Peace Out!

^_^ *Amanda*

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2004

yo babe i am doing the same topic and i need pages also.. email me and we will do it togtehr.. peace

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004

Well I am doing a report on this dudeand it is due today and i still need to do it so all you people who wait till the last min. like me go to hell

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2004

damn teacher in english is killing me with this research me......

-- Anonymous, January 13, 2005

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