EDGAR ALLAN POE

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EDGAR ALLAN POE by Mind Map: EDGAR ALLAN POE

1. Historical context of the author

1.1. Insolated to society

1.1.1. Gothic environment

1.1.1.1. Modernist poetry

1.1.1.1.1. Short stories

2. Horror Literature

2.1. It's a genre of fiction.

2.1.1. It has roots in religion, Flolclore and history.

2.1.1.1. Suspense, Mistery, Imagination, Fear.

2.1.1.1.1. He is one of literature's greatest Gothic horror stories writers.

3. Literary style and themes

3.1. He has a unique and dark way of writing.

3.1.1. Emotion and drama

3.1.1.1. Poe used a subtle style, tone.

3.1.1.1.1. Subconscious motivation of charaters and serious themes.

4. Biography

4.1. Born in 1809

4.1.1. In 1827 published his first poems' book

4.1.1.1. His cousin was his wife (Virginia Clemm)

4.1.1.1.1. In 1840 Published his greatest tales.

5. Legacy and critism

5.1. Poem's work owes much to the concern of Romanticism with the occult and the satanic.

5.1.1. His keen and sound judgment as an appraiser of contemporary literature.

5.1.1.1. The oustanding fact in Poe's character is a strange duality.