Influences : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Poe's work as been certainly influenced over time, i'd wonder what , exactly, influhenced him... Any person marked him? An important event in is life maybe?

-- Anonymous, February 10, 2005


Read a good biography. Try links at Early on he was a fan with sincere empathy for the British Romantics like Coleridge, Byron, Moore and Shelley. Especially Byron I should think, whom he also personally disapproved of much the same as Mary Shelley did. Poe's originality and aloneness stand out regardless of anything.

-- Anonymous, February 11, 2005

What influenced Annabel Lee was the death of his wife, Virginia Clemm, who was the only woman he had ever loved. She died of tubercleousis.

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2005

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