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This paper is about Edgar Allan Poe and how his life and interests are reflected in his writings Poe and Reflections of His Life Edgar Allan Poe was similar to many writers throughout history in that he often reflected his own life experiences and strange interests in his many writings and stories By taking a brief look at his life and then several of his stories the connection between his stories and his own life can be easily made Through two of his poems Alone and Annabel Lee we can clearly see the attachment to and loss of several key women in his life and the emptiness that this left in his life Next taking a look at Poes The Cask of Amontillado we get a glimpse of Poes outside relationships and thoughts of revenge towards at least two in particular Finally by looking into The Black Cat we can see Poes almost lifelong battle with alcoholism and addiction The French critic Charles Baudelaire says All of Poes tales are in a sense biographical and we find the man in his work The characters and incidents are the framework and trappings of his memory qtd In Alexander 103 In the two poems Alone and Annabel Lee we can see the loneliness longing and emptiness he feels In Alone we can clearly see how Poe describes his own loneliness My sorrow I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone And all I lovd I lovd alone Poe 812 Poes own admission of his sorrow and pain at the loss of his love is clear In Annabel Lee we are able to get an idea of his love and longing for his wife Virginia when he says But our love it was stronger by far than the love Of those who were older than we-- Of many far wiser than we-- And neither the angels in heaven above
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