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Edgar Allan PoePoe‘s writing influenced a range of authors, including Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, and William Faulkner.His character C. Auguste Dupin was an important inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s character Sherlock Holmes. The French poet Charles Baudelaire translated Poe‘s prose, grew obsessed with the American author, and came to see him as his alter ego. The influence of Poe‘s short stories is
apparent in the works of gothic writers such as H. P. Lovecraft and Ambrose Bierce. There are also numerous allusions to Poe and his works in popular culture, and learning about Poe should enable you to see the significance of those allusions.
Experiences- how can they affect your life?How do experiences in an author‘s life affect
his or her writing? Consider:
-Poe’s biological family
-John Allan’s family and its influence on Poe
-Poe’s college life
-Poe’s military life
-Virginia Clemm’s influence on Poe
-Poe’s literary career
-Poe’s final years
The Raven 1st StanzaOnce upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”
Types of PoemsPoems are collections of words that express an idea or emotion that often use imagery and metaphor. As you are studying literature, you will likely notice that poems come in many, many different forms. As you read and perhaps write your own poems, it is helpful to know the different kinds of poems.There are many different types of poems. The difference between each type is based on the format, rhyme scheme and subject matter.