Who is Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (/poʊ/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

Poe was born in Boston, the second child of actors David and...
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  • Annabel Lee
    C'était il y a plusieurs années
    Dans un royaume au bord de la mer,
    Qu'il y avait une vierge que vous connaissez peut-être
    Avec le nom ANNABEL LEE; ...
  • Annabel Lee
    Es war viele und viele vor einem Jahr,
    In einem Königreich am Meer,
    Dass dort eine Jungfrau lebte, die Sie vielleicht kennen
    Mit dem Namen ANNABEL LEE; ...
  • Annabel Lee
    Fue hace muchos y muchos años atrás,
    En un reino junto al mar,
    Que una doncella vivió allí a quien quizás conozcas
    Con el nombre de ANNABEL LEE; ...
  • Scenes From "politian." An Unpublished Drama
    I.

    ROME.--A Hall in a Palace. ALESSANDRA and CASTIGLIONE
    ...
  • The Lake - Early Version
    In youth's spring, it was my lot
    To haunt of the wide earth a spot
    The which I could not love the less;
    So lovely was the loneliness ...
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  • Wsj: what to read this week: edgar allan poe’s scientific prophecy, a desperate world war ii naval mission, the hope and heartbreak of mets’ fandom, the reign of serena williams on the court and more
  • Riversdaughter: on the one hand, i question past me's book shelving choices. on the other, edgar allan poe beside "dirk gently's holistic detective agency" makes a strange sort of sense, if you think about it.
  • The_speaker25: there is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. - edgar allan poe
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  • Aoinatsunosora: early 19th-century america was gripped by a war on science. edgar allan poe battled for both sides
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Richard C Martin: He is the most classic poet, whose works I still turn to in trying times.

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The Little Black Boy
 by William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild,
And I am black, but O! my soul is white.
White as an angel is the English child:
But I am black as if bereav'd of light.

My mother taught me underneath a tree
And sitting down before the heat of day.
She took me on her lap and kissed me,
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