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Transcript of EDGAR ALLAN POE

Edgar Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809 between David and Elizabeth Poe. In 1810 Edgar's parents separated, so Elizabeth Poe took care the children. However in 1811, Edgar's mother died, so Mr. and Mrs. Allan adopted Poe.

After Edgar grew up,he attended the academy of William Burke. And after few year Poe attended the University of Virginia.

Poe dropped out of school
because John Allan said he cannot
give him any money. Poe
wrote his first book "Tamerlane
and other Poems". But Poe could
not support him self, so Poe joined
the U.S.army.
"University of Virginia"
"Tamerlane and other Poems"
by Edgar AllanPoe
In 1829, Poe's step mother died in Richmond and Poe returned to home. Poe applied to West point, but he kicked out from
west point in 1831.
Edgar Allan Poe
"West point"
Poe submitted few numbers of articles to magazine, but his entire article rejected by companies.
In 1833, Poe sent letter for asking
help to John Allan, but he refused.
In 1834, John Allan died and he
did not leave any property to Poe.

Poe won a competition for “The
manuscript found in a bottle” and
finally Poe got the job.
Edgar Allan Poe married
with his cousin in May, when she was 13 years old.
In 1838 Poe wrote “Ligeia”.
In 1839, Poe wrote “The
fall of the house of Usher”,
and in 1839 his first story
“Tales of the Grotesque
and Arabesque", had
publish. But he had not
receives any money from
the publisher.
"The fall of the house of Usher"
Having deposited our mournful burden upon tressels within this region of horror, we partially turned aside the yet unscrewed lid of the coffin, and looked upon the face of the tenant. A striking similitude between the brother and sister now first arrested my attention; and Usher, divining, perhaps, my thoughts, murmured out some few words from which I learned that the deceased and himself had been twins, and that sympathies of a scarcely intelligible nature had always existed between them. Our glances, however, rested not long upon the dead--for we could not regard her unawed. The disease which had thus entombed the lady in the maturity of youth, had left, as usual in all maladies of a strictly cataleptical character, the mockery of a faint blush upon the bosom and the face, and that suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip which is so terrible in death. We replaced and screwed down the lid, and, having secured the door of iron, made our way, with toil, into the scarcely less gloomy apartments of the upper portion of the house.
Theme: Death of the beautiful women
In 1843, Poe won a hundred dollars prize for his writing “the gold bug”. After one year in 1844, Poe moved back to New York City. Poe wrote “The balloon Hoax”,“The Purloined letter” and "The tell tale heart"

"The Purloined letter"
Poe wrote “The Raven”.
Poe worked very hard, but he still
could not makes money for living.
"The Raven"
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of
some one gently rapping, rapping at my
chamber door.`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered,
`tapping at my chamber door -Only this,
and nothing more.'...

Theme: Death of the beautiful women
Poe’s wife died ecause of lung disease
In 1848, Poe wrote “The Poetic principle”.
He left Richmond and went back to Philadelphia. On September 30, Poe accidently got on the wrong train and
went to Baltimore.
On October 3rd, Poe took to a hospital. Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849.
After Edgar Allan Poe died, his last complete
poem “Annabel Lee” published. And the theme of the poem is “the death of the beautiful women”.
"Annabel Lee"
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me...

Theme: death of the beautiful women
By. Jay Jung
The narrtor gets a letter from Usher. Mr.Usher invites him to house. When the narrator see Usher, he looks very sorrow and stressful. It's because Usher's sister is sick.
One day, Usher's sister died. So Usher put his sister underground before burial her.
Usher and the narrator stays at home together. While they stays together Usher reads a book to his friend. While Usher reading his book, same thing happens in real life. Suddenly, Usher's sister comes into the room and she falls down on the Usher. So Usher's sister and Usher died.
The narrator afrairs and he run out from the house of Usher. When he escape from the house, the house of Usher falls down in the storm.
In the room, there is a man who lost his love. So he is staying lonely in the room. Suddenly he hears some one knokng the door of the house, so he goes to check it. But he only see dark night. When he close the door, the raven comes in to the house by the window. So the man thinks that the raven is a messenger of his lost love and he asks many things to the raven. But the raven repeat "NEVER MORE" to the man. At the end the man gets mad and sorrow, but the raven flies away.
"The Philosophy of Composition" of Edgar Allan Poe
-to the point
-as one
*Poe believes poetry should not over flow of emotion, but reader should feels some emtion from poetry.
*Poe thinks that BEAUTY is internal, in the soul, so BEAUTY is not outside.
*Poe write poetry not only for few people, so he wants to writes for all people in the world.
Thematic subject: madness,isolation, and grief
There is a boy and girl grows up toghter from when they are young and they loves each other. But one day, the girl dies because if illness. So the boy says that there love was serious and they very love each other, but why she left over him. The boy thinks that the angles on the sky, jealous about there love and takes his love to the sky. And he says he still loves her and thinking about her.
The narrator is working as a servent of the old man, when the narrator goes into the old man's room, he see that old man have a blue eye. And that blue eye disturb the narrator, so the narrator decides to kill the old man. When the narrator go to the room every night the old is sleeping,so he have not care about the old man. When eighth day, the narrator see the old men opens his eyes. So the narrator kills the man and push him down under the bed. And the narrator cut the old man by small pieces. The narrator puts the old man's head under the floor.
After, polices comes to the narrator's house, because they gets the complain about scream. When the polices comes to the narrator's house, the narrator is very claim and he does not care about the old man. While the polices talking in the home, the narrator starts to hears the sound of heartbeat. And finally the narrator get crazy of the sound of heart beat, he says he killed the old man to the polices.
"The tell tale heart"
Thematic subject: guilt and madness
I felt myself getting pale and wished them gone. My head ached, and I fancied a ringing in my ears: but still they sat and still chatted. The ringing became more distinct: --It continued and became more distinct: I talked more freely to get rid of the feeling: but it continued and gained definiteness --until, at length, I found that the noise was not within my ears. No doubt I now grew very pale; --but I talked more fluently, and with a heightened voice. Yet the sound increased --and what could I do? It was a low, dull, quick sound --much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. I gasped for breath --and yet the officers heard it not. I talked more quickly --more vehemently; but the noise steadily increased. I arose and argued about trifles, in a high key and with violent gesticulations; but the noise steadily increased. Why would they not be gone? I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides, as if excited to fury by the observations of the men --but the noise steadily increased. Oh God! what could I do? I foamed --I raved --I swore! I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting, and grated it upon the boards, but the noise arose over all and continually increased. It grew louder --louder --louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God! --no, no! They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! --they were making a mockery of my horror!-this I thought, and this I think. But anything was better than this agony! Anything was more tolerable than this derision! I could bear those hypocritical smiles no longer! I felt that I must scream or die! and now --again! --hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!
Most of the poetry by Poe have the theme of THE DEATH OF THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, because his mother,step mother, and his wife died.
Supported sites:
The fall of the house of Usher
The tell tale heart
The Raven
"Heartbeating" symbolize: Guilt and fear
Annabel Lee
Theme: insanity of human and death
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