Edgar Allan Poe's Impact On American Culture

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The Impact of Edgar Allan Poe on American Culture Edgar Allan Poe once said, “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe is among many authors as one of the most influential writers of all time. Edgar Allan Poe had a unique writing style that no one else did. He did impact many people and still impacts many to this day. He was one to build on the idea of horror and expand the concept of it. Many of Poe’s work is still available today, and his poems are still some of the most famous around. Not only is Poe’s work some of the best anyone has ever seen, the message he leaves everyone with is astonishing. His tragic early life was the main cause for his affection for horror.…show more content…
His most famous short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” displays evilness and madness through a mix of internal and external conflicts. These stories by Poe are still appealing to the people because of his ways of incorporating horror into everything. One of the most influential authors ever was Edgar Allan Poe, and to this day he still continues to affect others in many ways. Edgar Allan Poe is born on January 19, 1809 and the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Joe, Jr, an actor from Baltimore. Edgar Allan Poe has a background that not many people experience in their life. His background is ne of the more odd that has many twists that one would not expect. According to Poe Museum(2017) Edgar Allan Poe s born in Boston on January 19, 1809, but within his first three years both of his parents died. He is then taken in by two other guardians, Frances Valentine Allan and John Allan, a wealthy tobacco merchant. Poe’s brother and sister is living with other…show more content…
Edgar Allan Poe may be one if not the most popular authors. In the article “Gothic Literature” (2011) it says “His macabre writing invite readers inside a mourning man’s room, where a visiting raven stresses repeatedly that he will ‘nevermore’ see his lost love.”( p.2) This piece is called “The Raven.” The article “Gothic Literature” (2011) says “in ‘The Cask of Amontillado,’ the narrator wants revenge on a man who wronged him. He lures lures his unsuspecting victim into a dark basement...only to bury him alive.” (p.2) Edgar Allan Poe has a special way of writing that no one else has. He has a way of digging down deep into his emotions and writing about whatever he feels is necessary. The article “Gothic Literature” states “ Poe’s works embody the gothic spirit, but none more so than ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’” This story is one of his most messed up demented stories he writes. The two kids in this book are siblings who come from a one branch family who marry each other and obtain a disease that eventually messes with their mind. The guy buries his sister alive in the basement and then over time here's her crawling back out and noises flooding the house all around. In the book by Augustyn(2011), he states “in 1846 Poe moved to a cottage at Fordham(now part of New York City), where he wrote for Godey's lady book.” Augustyn(2011) says “in 1848 he also

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