“The Business Man” by Edgar Allan Poe

This essay investigates the literature on the works of Edgar Allan Poe about work and business. It particularly focuses on methodology as one of the most effective tools often used in pursuit of success in business and work. According to Edgar Poe, people should only apply methodologies that they fully understand. However, they should bind […]

“A Dream within a Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe

The poem “A Dream within a Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe is a poem with a melancholic mood that is told from a first person point of view. The speaker in the poem is disheartened, because he has to part with his lover. He uses “the grains of sand in his hand” to illustrate that […]

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was labeled as one of America’s major writers (Encyclopedia of World Biography). He wrote poetry, fiction, poetry, criticism and he was a magazine editor (Encyclopedia of World Biography). He was best known as an editor and critic; his short stories didn’t have that big of an audience (Encyclopedia of World Biography). Most […]

Edgar Allan Poe’s Influences

Think about Edgar Allan Poe’s writing; for the most part it’s very dim and horror like, with the expectation of a couple works. Now think about how he actually came up with it. Could you write stories like Poe did? His creativity and uniqueness are part of what makes his writings so famous. But an […]

The Effects of Edgar Allan Poe on Contemporary Writers

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I wondered weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door- ‘t is some visiter,’ I muttered, ‘tapping at my chamber door-only this and nothing […]

Edgar Allen Poe

When looking at a piece of literature through a psychological approach it is easy to apply Sigmund Freud’s theories of the id, ego, and superego, which focus on conscious and unconscious behavior. When analyzing many of Poe’s works, critics tend to look through a psychological lens. Specifically in Poe’s The Black Cat. Some critics believe […]

Edgar Allan Poe

Among many geniuses of his time, Edgar Allan Poe is highly regarded for his poems and short stories which offer a unique and in-depth exploration of the dark corners of the human psyche in an elevated language and style. In an attempt to understand Poe, this paper presents a short biography of the author, an […]

The Bounds Of Life And Death In Edgar Allan Poe

One Cannot Think Of Edgar Allan Poe without visualizing a duel with the supernatural and the terrifying. There is the image of a figure, cowering in horror as a dead bride rises from her cradle, her very being changed. There is the darkness masked in the cruelty of a man, possessed with a will and […]

Edgar Allan Poe: The Impact of Drugs and Alcohol

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dreamed before” (Edgar Allan Poe). Deep sadness, darkness and tragedy are all characteristics that can be used to describe Poe’s writings. Painful tragedies, such as the abandonment of his father, the death of his biological mother, the death […]

Edgar Allan Poe

I. Introduction Edgar Allan Poe is a United Stated short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor. There has always been disagreement as to the quality of his work and some of the events of his life. However, even those critics who do not consider him a great writer knowledge his importance in the development of modern […]

Honesty Is the Best Policy

On the eve of his death, an unnamed narrator opens the story by proclaiming that he is sane, despite the wild narrative he is about to convey. This narrative begins years before, when the narrator’s honorable character is well known and celebrated. He confesses a great love for cats and dogs, both of which, he […]

Representation of Evil in Poe and Hawthorne’s Stories

Since the discovery of philosophy by the Greek civilizations man has always tried to find the cause of many fundamental problems that are connected to the reality and existence of factors that contribute to these dilemmas but still remain unknown to humanity. One of the most controversial questions philosophy tries to answer is the origin […]

The Purloined Letter

One early autumn evening begins the Exposition of the story; the introducing of characters, setting, and the basic situation. A discussion between men named Dupin, the unnamed narrator, and the Prefect of Parisian Police describing the main conflict of the story: that a letter has been stolen from the French Queen by a political opponent, […]

Mood of Obsession in Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe

Use of literary devices to enhance the mood of “Berenice” Famous author and poet Edgar Allan Poe is well known for his writing of ill-minded scenarios and grotesque circumstances. Poe, one of America’s most ailing writers, made use of many different literary devices to develop his popular, eerie, and suspenseful mood. In “Berenice” (1835), Edgar […]

Edgar Allan Poe and Dark Romanticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote ‘The world is nothing, the man is all; in yourself is the law of all nature’(Norton 548). Emersonian individualism has had a burning influence on American society, where the individual mind is perceived as something divine, where man stood alone, independent and all-knowing. A contemporary author, Edgar Allan Poe, had […]

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