romantic characteristics of poe's worksgreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
What are some of the characterisitics of poe'w works that chlssifies the poet as being romantic. whcih works are definitely romantic?
-- Anonymous, October 01, 2002
you need to look at the history around the time of the romantic period. Romanticism does not mean romantic. Poe is American Gothic. The "patron saint to the practitioners of the detective story". At the time in American history a lot was going on in Religion as well as democracy that would have influenced his work. Slavery, Pre civil war issues and religous revivals and indifference. Plus the fact that he had severe depression. A disease that was not yet known. Look at the religous characteristics and depression of his work.
-- Anonymous, November 17, 2002