Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Poe was born on January 19,1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe is the second child of actress Elizabeth Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. In 1810,
Poe’s mother died of consumption and his father abandoned their family. He was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never adopted
him they raised him. He spend a short period (1year) at the University of Virginia and attempted a military career that paid $5 a month . In Baltimore in 1835, he
married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. Ten years later in January 1845, he published his poem 'The Raven' which was very successful.
The Literary Era where Edgar A. Poe did most of his writing was the The Romantic Era. This movement was a complex artistic, literary, and intellectual
movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century. The movement stressed strong emotion placing new emphasis on such emotions as trepidation and
horror.Edgar Allan Poe, based his writings on the supernatural and human psychology.Which he received praise and also criticism.
The poem I selected is:
In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.
Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?
That holy dream- that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,