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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Rachel Smith

I want my students to know about the life of Edgar Allan Poe.

This is a lesson about the life of Edgar Allan Poe, a well respected American poet.

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This is a Mini Bio about Edgar Allan Poe.

Source: Mini BIO - Edgar Allan Poe. (2012, September 21). Retrieved December 12, 2014, from

Poe's Writing

Edgar Allan Poe's righting is iconic. He was the creator of the detective story and also developed a well respected philosophy of composition. Some points that he made in is philosophy of composition was that writers should be well structured, that the work should be short enough to be read in one sitting, that writers should begin their works at the end, and that writers should strive to leave the reader with one specific feeling. Poe was the master of creating creepy works and also succeed in crafting melodious poetry. He never feared to write about out-of-bound topics and was often seen as crazy, but brilliant.