what's so great about Poe?

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What is it about Poe that makes critics regard him as great? In my opinion he is very overated and not original in his ideas at all. If you research some of his tales, quite few of them spawned from other authors works. I don't mean to ruffle anyone's feathers but to me he was just an average writer with psycho tendencies. I would appreciate legitimete responses that would prove otherwise.


-- Anonymous, December 04, 2002


how can you say that man? poe was a literature genius, i think the only reason you do not like him that much, is because you do not understand half of his work; he is way to deep for you

-- Anonymous, September 08, 2004

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