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The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe

Summary: Reviews the life and body of work of writer Edgar Allan Poe. Analyzes his writing style and reviews his place in the age of Romanticism and the Gothic tradition.
Edgar Allan Poe's style of writing is typical of the styles of writing during the Age of Romanticism. His poems and short stories were heavily influenced by his life experiences from a young boy to a well renowned writer. He lived his life in poverty, moving from one job to the other and from city to city, yet he is still one of the most widely read American authors today.

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe's home life was very unstable. His father, David, was an alcholic who had abandoned the family shortly after his mother's death. Shortly after, John and Francis Allan took in Poe. After a failed attempt at college and a few years in the military, Poe went to live with his paternal grandmother, Maria Clemm, in Baltimore. While in Baltimore Poe wrote a...

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