PLEASE I NEED AN ANSWER TONIGHT!!! PLEASE! WHAT POEMS WERE INSPIRED BY JOHN ALLANgreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
PLEASE PLEASE ANSWER, IM HAVING A BREAK DOWN THANK YOU!!!
-- Anonymous, October 15, 2003
None? He feuded with his guardian. Some places in Britain he visited with the Allans were inspirational(The Valley of Unrest). If there was mocking satire I can't recall.
Female figures dominate Poe's poetry themes and addressees.
Poe might sympathize with your breakdown. However, is this really a class question or some blunder? It is even tricky to attribute any poem to a particular historical figure unless written directly TO a particular friend such as Whitman or Osgood.
-- Anonymous, October 16, 2003
Here is what I found on enotes.com:
How did Poe's father affect him? John Allan contributed more to Poe's life than just his name. Many critics believe that Allan's personality affected Poe's writing. It is known that Poe and Allan had a tumultuous relationship. Allan was successful but had little schooling and did not believe Poe needed college. He gave Poe only a small allowance for school, and Poe resorted to gambling, amassing a large debt that Allan refused to pay. The two were reconciled after Poe's foster mother, Francis, died, but it was short-lived after Poe decided to become a poet. Their relationship was completely severed, and Allan left Poe out of his will. SOme critics see John Allan in "The Cask of Amontillado". Allan was Scottish and the Montresor family motto is Scottish. In addition, John Allan was a mason and a connoisseur of wines, as is Fortunado.
If you want to see the actual web page with this on it you can go to: http://www.allpoe.com/faq.php?id=228&print=yes
-- Anonymous, October 20, 2003