Who is Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, 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. Poe was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, and considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as a significant contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction. Poe is 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 Elizabeth "Eliza" Poe. His father abandoned...
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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 An Unpublished Drama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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Heart 56 Soul 51 Night 46 I Love You 44 Love 44 Light 43 Heaven 42 Long 41 God 41 Earth 35


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Mysteryscene: edgar allan poe had a promising military career. then he blew it up.
Biography: on this day in 1845, edgar allan poe published one of his most famous poems, ‘the raven.’ the verses have been sampled and parodied numerous times in television shows, films, comic books and sports.
Jbrandoningram: never to suffer would never to have been blessed. -edgar allan poe
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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 rough north winds have left their icy caves
To growl and grope for prey
Upon the murky sea;
The lonely sea-gull skims the sullen waves
All the gray winter day.

The mottled sand-bird runneth up and down,
Amongst the creaking sedge,
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