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Edgar Allan Poe was a man with very few things headed in the right direction in his life His parents divorced when he was just three years old and his new foster parents did not care for the young helpless boy at all These are just a few of the drastic events that happened in Edgar Allans life and were the reason he started to take a negative view on life and the world surrounding itBloompg233 This negative attitude relayed into his stories and poetry resulting in some of the truest Gothic tales characterized by the very dark imagery and overall dark mood that have ever been written by any man to graze the face of the earthIngrampg22 In Poes fiction he handles the morbid and frightening aspects that he is so closely linked with This is why he has had such a great deal of influence on writers and the genre itself will never be the same again due to the fact that he had such a large impact Edgar Allan Poe was drastically drawn to the genre ever since he had read his first Gothic tale at the age of eighteen He told everyone he knew that he would be a writer and as his life proceeded the Gothic genre fit Poes style to a tee It showed a side of literature that he could relate to and dealt with all the things in life that he knew By the early nineteenth century the all had grown to love the Gothic tale and Poe had many dreams of writing in the Gothic fashion because of its cunning nature Blackwoods magazine a gothic based authors magazine cannot be overlooked or under-estimated as one of Edgar Allan Poes biggest influences because it was a magazine that Poe followed very closely and it provided him with the theory behind a Gothic Tale and how to write on such subjects involving these theories in
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