The Masque of the Red Death book report - detailed analysis, book summary, literary elements, character analysis, Edgar Allan Poe biography, and everything necessary for active class participation. Analysis The Masque of Red Death is a story by a famous American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for … [Read more...] about The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19th, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and critic of American realism. He lost his parents two years after birth and was adopted by a tobacco merchant who sent him to a school in England.
He was expelled due to his gambling debt and because tobacco merchants did not want anything to do with him anymore. Under a false name, he joined the army but got kicked out because he disobeyed their orders.
Poe married the 13 years old Virginia who died of tuberculosis and it is considered to be the cause of his alcoholism and opium addiction. He dedicated the song "Annabel Lee" to her.
He first became famous for his poems "The Raven", "The murders in Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter" which are considered to be his most famous crime novels.
He tried to kill himself, but he then disappeared for three days. When he came back he died in a strange condition in 1849. He wrote mystical works, e.g. "The Black Cat" and poems in a mystical romantic mood with bizarre motives.
The Raven book report - a detailed analysis, book summary, literary elements, character analysis, Edgar Allan Poe biography and everything necessary for active class participation. Analysis The Raven is Poe's best-known poem, known for its drama, style, and mood. The poem's meter is mostly trochaic octameter, with … [Read more...] about The Raven
"William Wilson" is a short story written by Edgar Alan Poe, best known as the first and most noticeable writer of fantastic poetry and prose. The story of W. Wilson is no exception; in this story Poe is using surreal motifs, i.e. introducing to elements of mystique and occult by creating a character with split … [Read more...] about William Wilson
In this story the author convincingly and precisely describes the human tendency to do harm with no real motive. Poe stated just the facts and does not question them in a moral sense. The story is written as a inner monologue of the storyteller. Genre: short story Time: 19th century Book Summary The hero of this … [Read more...] about The Black Cat
The central theme of this novel "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a death of a beautiful woman. Poe touched some borderlines of science in which supernatural any mysterious events that cannot be explained interfere. There is symbolism in this novel. Death is a symbol of the dreams victory over reality; the man's last … [Read more...] about The Fall of the House of Usher
The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a short story by the famous writer Edgar Allan Poe. In the manner of his earlier works this story also borders on horror, but because of it's theme it is considered one of the first crime stories ever. It was written in 1841 and released in April of the same year in Graham's … [Read more...] about The Murders in the Rue Morgue