Morbidity Of Pain In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

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The human race have has always been drawn to the darker side of the world. This idea has been the topic of many studies and books. One English professor, Eric Wilson, says, “The morbidity of sorrow is often a product of sluggishness, a time when the soul slows down, too weary to go on, and takes stock of where it's been and where it's going.” This slowing down of the soul is a resting point. When people rest, they watch movies, read, and listen to music. Macabre entertainment is a huge industry in the world today, and there has always been aspects of it in human culture. One man is especially remembered for his fascination with morbidity. Edgar Allen Poe conveys nightmarish images in an expressive voice that has not been captured by many others since, specifically in his poetry.…show more content…
It uses an emphasis on aesthetic qualities to makes its point rather than ordinary language. Emotions like love, hate, and pain are some of the simplest to convey and to be understood by all reading. Poe dealt with pain and mystery, which left an eery feel to much, if not all, of his poetry. His most famous work is one of his poems, The Raven; although there are many fantastic poems that all should be recognized for his great use of imagery and emotion. However, in order to understand why Poe would choose to write the things he did, it is important to know about his life. The best written works always draw on true emotions that the authors are having, which come from real-life experiences. Poe’s attachment to melancholy topics comes from the difficulties in his own life that caused him to be depressed and, many people would argue,

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