Poe never really knew his parents — Elizabeth Arnold Poe, a British actress, and David Poe, Jr., an actor who was born in Baltimore.His father left the family early in Poe's life, and his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was only three.Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”Born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, writer, poet, critic, and editor Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror gave birth to the modern detective story and many of his works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” became literary classics."The Raven," which he published in 1845, is considered among the best-known poems in American literature.“But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been.”“With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence; they must not — they cannot at will be excited, with an eye to the paltry compensations, or the more paltry commendations, of mankind.”“And now — have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the senses?PRO: They will express their love and emotions to you in the most beautiful words.
The corpus contains a few poems dating from as early as 1945, but the vast majority were written between 19.Edgar Allan Poe's evocative short stories and poems captured the imagination and interest of readers around the world.His imaginative storytelling led to literary innovations, earning him the nickname "Father of the Detective Story." Some aspects of his life, like his literature, is shrouded in mystery, and the lines between fact and fiction have been blurred substantially since his death.However, there is not even unanimous agreement on the gender of the author, with features in the language and tone suggesting a possible female writer for Pearl that are absent from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, largely agreed to be the work of a male figure.The caves at Wetton Mill, near Leek, Staffordshire, have been identified as a likely inspiration for the "Green Chapel" in Gawain and the Green Knight, given the author's dialect and the geography indicated in the poem. Gordon, after reviewing the allusions, style, and themes of Gawain and the Green Knight, concluded in 1925: He was a man of serious and devout mind, though not without humour; he had an interest in theology, and some knowledge of it, though an amateur knowledge perhaps, rather than a professional; he had Latin and French and was well enough read in French books, both romantic and instructive; but his home was in the West Midlands of England; so much his language shows, and his metre, and his scenery.