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The explanation to Poes Writing Many literary works of a great deal of contemporary writers express their familial backgrounds and experiences throughout their literature For example I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou illustrates her struggle and strife as a young girl growing up in an abusive household As for Anne Frank The Diary of Anne Frank was written to expose what her life was like during the Holocaust and how she was in hiding for close to two years Edgar Allan Poe lived a hard life which is reflected in his Its dark and gloomy settings along with often depressing topics mirror his difficult times That is generally the proposed reason why many of his short stories poems seem to assert a great degree of blood and death Especially since many of the poems of Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee and The Raven in particular are marked by deep sadness over the loss of a loved one Poe gave these fantastic tales a dark compelling sincerity Levert 59 Many of his poems are also about sadness over a lost happiness They tell of how time has not been kind and the past was much better than the present It is a sadness that began in Poes childhood with his fathers desertion and the death of his mother-a dark sadness that continued throughout his life Gale 3 All in all Edgar Allan Poe is uniqueLevert 74 The themes of everlasting love gruesome death and unjustifiable grief that run through most of Poes stories and poems were expression of the writers own bitter experiences and deeply rooted fears Poe wrote three main types of stories tales of terror and horror analytical stories and satirical pieces Gale 9 For instance words Edgar Allan Poe used in his writing were bleak terrible gloom desolate decayed dreary melancholy dull depression and sickening Gale 11 The most contradictory judgments have
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