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Edgar Allan Poe

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Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
The Legend Continues...
Why Has Poe's Work Survived?

Why Is His Work Considered A Classic?
Poe's Life
Born Jan 19 1809
Wrote poetry, fiction, criticism, and was a magazine editor
Lost mother and was abandoned by father, sent to Richmond VA
Went to live with John and Frances Allan (which became Poe's middle name)
Married 13 year old cousin Virginia in 1836 whom died 1/30/1847
Mysterious death Oct 7 1849
Poe's Accomplishments
1829 Became a sergeant major in the army
Published: Tamberlane and Other Poems; Poems By Edgar Allan Poe; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; The Raven and Other Poems and Tales; and Al Araaf
Revolutionized short stories.
World And Historical Context of Poe's Work
Poe found himself incorporating real time innovations and ideas into his work
Patterns are often found in his stories; particularly in which the victim suffers in a sentimental place
Poe dramatizes a culture plagued in poverty and slavery through characters afflicted with insanity or they themselves are a Byronic hero

Transcendentalism and Empiricism
Poe used John Locke's idea of empiricism as well as transcendentalism in his work.

JOHN LOCKE'S IDEA OF EMPIRICISM:
All knowledge is gained experiences.

TRANSCENDENTALISM
Thought and spiritual things are more real then ordinary human experience and material things, emphasizes the ability to become more Christ like (as does a byronic hero suggest this is possible.
Poe's works have survived because they are the bases of classical writing ideas still used today.
Citations
Poe, Edger Allan. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edger Allan Poe.
Eddison New Jersey: Castle, 1988. Print.

New York University. "Edgar Allan Poe." Litature Arts and Medicine
Database. Http://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/literature-arts-and-medicine-database, 2014. Web. 9 Jan. 2014.

Bourgoin, Suzanne Michele., and Paula Kay. Byers. Encyclopedia Of
World Biography Famous Authors Orozco - Radisson. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Print.

"The Fall of the House of Usher." By Edgar Allan Poe. Jalic Inc., n.d.
Web. 9 Jan. 2014.

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Classical Influences
Mystery
Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar
Fall Of The House Of Usher
Byronic Hero
The Imp Of The Perverse
The Tell Of Tale-Hearts
Detective Fiction
The Purloined Letter
The Murders In The Rue Morgue
Secret Coding
Vampires
Fall Of The House Of Usher:
Was the physician a vampire, passing this 'mortal disease' to Lady Madeline? Resulting in her reawakening?
Gold Bug
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