The three major themes of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and poems are untimely death, insanity, and horrific gore. These themes reflect his life. Most of the women in his life died of tuberculosis, a disease where the victim coughs up blood and drowns in it. This probably caused the untimely death and gore. Poe became insane in the latter part of his life, so he got the inspiration for the theme of insanity from his own brain.
Depending on which stories and poems you are studying - mostly the umbrella themes would deal with madness of the mind or the dark side of human nature. Also, in The Cask of Amontillado he focuses on the notion of revenge (albeit, irrational). The reasoning for revenge stems from the narrator's madness.
Poe had an almost morbid fascination with insanity, death, human nature and the dual nature of almost everything. The Gothic era is a branch of Romanticism, therefore Poe's work follows the Romantic era trend of emphasizing the role of emotions in human nature, often in a dark context.
He had a really big interest in paranoia. In some of his short stories he had the main character fearing the thought of getting caught and that made them [him/her] go insane.
The significance of pain and horror.
The Raven; Tamerlane; Israfel; Al Araaf; To Helen; Lenore; The Conqueror Worm: A Dream Within A Dream; Eldorado; O, Tempora! O, Mores!; Ulalume
The Raven, The Conqueror Worm, To Helen, Tamerlane, Annabel Lee
Lost love, Death, Theoretical physics (Eureka), the macabre
his theme was like a mystery
No, most of his poems and short stories are about death and such, but there are some poems that are gothicly romantic that could be about his wife.
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's birth mother was Elizabeth Arnold Poe. She died December 8, 1811, in Richmond, Virginia, of unknown cases (possibly pneumonia). Edgar was two years old when she died. they died of tuberculosis!!
The most famous poem of Edgar Allan Poe had ever written was The Raven. Other famous poems of Edgar Allan Poe include Alone, Annabel Lee, A Dream Within A Dream, A Valentine, and The Bells. The Bells actually did not get published until after Edgar Allan Poe's death.
Edgar Allan Poe's writing is breathtaking. He created world's of mystery and imagination that you cannot find in most writers now. While his stories and poems may not incite the same feelings of fear or Horror in today's society, rest assured they captured the imagination of many when he was in his element.Edgar Allan Poe's writings oscillate from macabre and grotesque to romantic and amorous. All in all, the man was brilliant.well Edger Allan Poe was rather violent in all of his poems. i'm sure there are some peaceful ones but most of them are kind of violent. he was a very talented and dark writer.
Edgar Allan Poe's doctor was Dr. John J. Moran. His letters describing his treatment of Poe are some of the only accounts that have details of the late poet's health.
He actually did not write a lot of "books" per se. He wrote several tales and poems separately that were placed together in collections, like what we see today. "The Best of Edgar Allan Poe" or "The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe". But he did write 4 books himself: 1.) The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket2.) The Journal of Julius Rodman3.) The Conchologist's First Book4.) The Balloon-Hoax5.) The Light-House (incomplete)
There is much debate about the effects of Edgar Allan Poe's drinking on his writing. There is a lack of evidence about it. Some claimed that he was a better writer, while others claimed that he never wrote when he drank.
The black death was a dark event in world history, Edgar Allan Poe wrote about many dark things so I guess all the death and tragic things during the black death sculpted his writing, his life wasn't very easy either.
dark, creepy, poetic, famous
On line 85 the bird is referred to as a prophet or a devil
His mother died and his father left him... there were two women who knew his mother, and one adopted his sister. The other adopted him. Their last name was Allan, so they made that Edgar's middle name. John Allan didn't like Edgar, and disowned him when his wife died. Eventually, Edgar did find love-- a girl named Virginia. But she died of "consumption" at an early age, inspiring a lot of Poe's works, such as the Raven, and Annabel Lee.