Edgar Allan Poe's Impact On His Writing

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Did Edgar Allan Poe's life experiences have a major impact on his writing , making him one of the best writers? Edgar Allan Poe lived a very heartbroken, dejected, short life compared by today's standards. One theme that Edgar wrote about often in his stories and poems was death. He wrote about that topic because most everyone he loved or cared for died. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” (Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven) Another common topic in his writing was the theme of revenge. A recurring topic in his literature is the alcoholism. He wrote about that because in real life he was an alcoholic and drunk for a lot of his life. The event
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