Poe's life in his writing.

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What are some events of Poe's life that seem to show up in his writings? I know a few references myself, but I'd just like to hear some other opinions. Many events throughout his life can be connected to certain words or images created in his stories and poems. What is your view. Thanks a lot for you input this will greatly help my paper.

-- Anonymous, December 09, 2002


him being insane and his mother dying

-- Anonymous, December 09, 2002

I know a good bit about Poe's writing and I can tell you some events that're connected into his writing. For instance, Poe had a serious drinking problem throughout his life, and in The Black Cat, the character was discribed as a drunk, similar to the character in The Cask of Amontillado. After the death of his wife, Virginia, he wrote the famous poem "The Raven", which expresses how depression and loneliness always follows him around and never leaves. That's why the Raven in the poem doesn't move as it sits upon the narrator's chamber door. Other works of literature followed after Virginia's death, such as Annabel Lee(a poem) and The Oval Portrait(short story). The Oval Portrait contains irony in the last part of the story because of her poor health status when Poe married her. Feel free to ask any more questions concering Poe and/or Poe's work.

-- Anonymous, December 12, 2002

i think that what infulenced Edgar Allan Poe's writings is his ubnormal upbringing. he has had a difficult chilhood, his father David Poe mysteriously deserted the family, and the death of his mother Elizabeth Arnold Poe, who died when Poe had only three years, but Poe still remember her vomiting blood, and taken by sinester men forever from him. the rocky relations poe had with the forster family, and finaly the death of his wife Virginia. All those factors gave him the necessary experiense he needed to be a great writre both in poetry and fiction.

-- Anonymous, March 24, 2004

If you really want to know how Poe's life reflects in his works, read Stepen Marlowe's "The lighthouse at the end of the world". It's about Poe's life and work, presented through fiction and certainly very interesting to read! m.

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2004

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