Poe, Edgar Allan (1809 1849)

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 1849) 1) a) Why have Poe s life and work often been associated with mystery? Perhaps it had a lot to do with the success of his originality and creativity in infusing a tired genre of literature with an excitement and vitality that no other author of the time was capable. His tale of buried treasure, The Gold Bug created quite a sensation at the time of its publication and required several reprints. Then, his introduction of the brilliant French sleuth C. Auguste Dupin with his intuitive and deductive reasoning to resolve unsolvable mysteries clearly established Poe as the premier mystery writer. b) A Summary of Poe s life Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809. He was the son of two actors who both died within the first year after he was born. A couple named Allan gave him a good home and a good education, but in his teenage years, Poe often quarelled with his father and left home as soon as possible. He had several jobs, but lost them because of drinking. Poe died in 1859 at the age of 40. 2) English and American Romantic writers England: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Sir Walter Scott America: Nathanael Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman 3) What is Romanticism? Romanticism is an intellectual movement that flourished in Europe between the middle of the 18th and 19th centuries. It rejected the notions of the enlightenment that had ...

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