Why is he so scary?

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Why is Edgar Allan Poe supposed to be so freaky, what are some of the scary things he did (if he did any)? And why is his "Usher house" and his cottage supposed to be haunted? And what did he do to this girl named Madeline and her suitor?

-- Anonymous, February 11, 2004


i dont know and i dont care

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004

hes not scary da

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004

I wish I knew so i could write my stupid essay over this guy..

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2004

Honestly? He's not scary, misunderstood. And don't take poems so seriously. Most are just fiction. And saying, "why [is he] supposed to be so freaky" makes no sense. He's dead. He was freaky in his lifetime, perhaps. But we'll never know as we didn't know him and will never talk to him. Oh, and to the last person who commented on this, Poe couldn't be stupid and didn't make your teacher assign a paper for you to write on him. He was and could never be a Britany Spears. Thank god.

-- Anonymous, February 17, 2004

the people that answered your question was all wrong. he is old and great. he is creepy and kool. his writing are the best and still will be the bast i ever read

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004

He is no where near scary. I think he is sexy! XD

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004

.actually our teachers have assigned reports on poe so yeah..

-- Anonymous, April 30, 2004

old and kool? thats what poe is to you? .... lol... thats a different way to describe poe.... tho i am not sure it is a good way. I think he was brilliant, any person could argue with that statement sherely because its an opinion right? but one cannot deny the talent and the gifts he brought society in years to come. One more thing, whys your essay stupid is it because you havent enough thought to complete the essay perhaps your topic or you dont like to write?

-- Anonymous, June 22, 2004

He was considered a "freaky writer" in his time period because in those days they didnt have all the scary movies we have now and his writings were about things that no one had ever read about. He wrote about the disturbed and troubled minds of human beings. I have to write an essay on Poe too and i think that its good that we learn about this father of literature. I think all u ignorant people out there need to grow up and just do what you have to do and stop complaining.

-- Anonymous, July 14, 2004

Poe isn't scray, merely misunderstood-or rather mis-interpreted, his masterful works of literacy might seem that way but, his genre and his eerie tales make who he his and his work, its an effect that is very neccessary to understand the pain and sorrow in his life...scary i think not..brilliant..maybe so..border lining genius and insanity..perhaps most definately...

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2004

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