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Edgar Allan Poe is a well renowned poet during the American Romantic Movement He was the first American to actually gain a living based off his literature He was skilled in his tales of mystery and tales of gothic literature He was also the founder of the detective story genre His story and poetry greatly influenced the French writers of the time and changed the whole direction and themes of modern day literature Unlike most writers where they concerned a story based off its moral and the general theme of it Poe focused all his attention on the style and construction that made a work succeed or made it a failure in people or the writers eyes During the final moments of his life he wrote the Poetic Principle an essay that presents his theory on modern writing which inspired by his early long poems Al Aaraaf and Tamerlane The critical failure of two poems caused Poe develop a mindset that a long poem similar to an epic could not sustain a proper mood throughout the story or maintain the high quality of poetic form and he considered them heavily flawed He believed that writers should use every idea and sentiment to make a piece of literature strong and its meaning should be undercurrent beneath its surface Poe was varied in many of literature genres but he was well known for his gothic poetry which deal with recurring themes such as questioning of life or deathPoes gothic style of literature dealt with many themes such as love and death but his most famous stories deal with the subconscious mind of man and how it suffers from the thoughts of uncertainty which led him into the ruins of despair In The Raven the narrator faces his other counterpart which is an embodiment of his paranoia and fears that overwhelm his logical self It represents a struggle with mans sub-consciousness Another story where he uses
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