Edger Allan Poe
Have you ever expressed your problems through something? Edger Allan Poe has. All his problems are expressed through his poetry as well as his sorrow. Men disappointed him through the entirety of his life, and he saw women as angels that had come to redeem him from the depths of his depression and alcoholism.HAKIEM These occurrences along with many others especially those of his childhood led Poe to become one of the greatest poets of his time. He is called “The father of horror and mystery”, as well as the father of science fiction. The analysation of Edger Allen Poe and his poetry are extremely, closely related due to the struggles he talks about. Edger Allan Poe’s difficult life influenced the common themes of darkness, the impact of death, and the loss of love that included in his poetry.
One good example is “The Raven”, it shows Poe’s dark poetic style. The Raven is a dark reflection on lost love, death, and loss of hope. The poem examines the emotions of a young man who has lost his lover to death and who tries unsuccessfully to distract himself from his sadness through books. Books, however, prove to be of little help, as his night becomes a nightmare and his solitude is shattered by a single visitor, the raven. Through this poem, Poe uses symbolism, imagery and tone, as well as a variety of poetic elements to enforce his theme of sadness and death of the one he loves. This poem is an example of the relation of his life and his poetry.
Like many of Poe's poems, "A Dream Within a Dream" uses the sea as a setting for a discussion of death and decay. "The City in the Sea" illustrates the imagery of a pitiless sea most clearly, with the Gothic allusions to the end of time. In "A Dream Within a Dream", the "Surf- tormented shore" becomes a second metaphor for time, as the waters of the sea slowly but inexorably pound away at the physical existence of the shore. The narrator regards the wave as "pitiless," but he...
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