Edgar Allan Poe

“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 […]

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Edgar Allan Poeconclusion

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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