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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest representatives of American Romanticism He is writer and poet which was misunderstood by America his native country of yesterday and is appreciated by America of today In his works Poe writes much about the Beauty and its role in mans life Beauty has always fascinated him as well as other romanticists only Poes beauty has some elements of strangeness in it This moment of strangeness gives a special aura of mysticism and unusualness to Poes works This aura will not leave the reader of Poes tales or poems all the time Besides this mystery there are some more interesting peculiarities in this poets works One of them is uneasy investigation of mans soul and sub-consciousness I absolutely agree with French poet Charles Baudelaire who hailed Poe as a writer who had made profound discoveries about the human heart and had explored the potentialities of art to express them Ch R Anderson American literary masters Volume 1 New York 1965 p 353 Really in almost every his work Poe analyses and tries to understand one of the most complicated elements of human - mind and heart as well His works show that he is really very interested in the mysterious and confusing aspects of human consciousness That is the thing that fascinates him I think that Poe is interested in exploring the world of dreams and of nightmare Everything that is inside ones soul - emotions sufferings dreams and feelings - fascinates Poe Actually as it is said For Poes characters the body is a mere machine it is effectively cut off from the consciousness which lives within but aspires to live beyond the body Ch R Anderson American literary masters Volume 1 New York 1965 p 360 The main emphasis in Poes characters lives and I think so it was also in his life is put on emotions The body is not important the only thing
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