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There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportions Biography on Poe 8 Edgar Alan Poe endured a very difficult life and this is evident in his literary style He was once titled the master of the macabre One of the aspects in his life with which he struggled was social isolation He used this as a topic in a number of poems and short stories Poes life was also filled with periods of fear and irrationality He had a very sensitive side when it came to the female gender any woman he was ever close to died at an early age Another of his major battles actually the only one he really lost was his struggle with alcoholism Of all these topics Poes favorites were the death of a beautiful woman a feeling which he knew all too well and the general topic of death During Poes life he experienced extreme social isolation These feelings of separation began when his father died or disappeared around the time of the birth of Poes sister Rosalie The family then moved and he was separated from his older brother who was left with relatives in Baltimore During those toddler years Poe found his mother in the last stages of tuberculosis Upon her death he was then separated from his younger sister Rosalie Another major low point in his life was the death of his foster mother Mrs Frances Allan and his foster father disowning him all at one time The most significant set-back to Edgar Allan Poe was the death of his cousinwife Virginia Clemm This single incident was the cause of almost all of his feelings of isolation in his in his adulthood He felt as though anyone he became close to would die Poe wrote about isolation in many of his most popular works A Dream Within a Dream was not one of his more popular poems but it discussed
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