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Book Title: Scholastic Classics: The Raven and Other Tales|
The author of the book: Edgar Allan Poe
Edition: Scholastic Fiction
Date of issue: November 6th 2014
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"The Raven and Other Poems" by Edgar Allan Poe is a stunning collection of short stories and poetry containing thought-provoking and entertaining mainly horror stories. This book contains arguably one of his best and most recognisable poems, "The Raven". This poem depicts loss, isolation, and loneliness.
This book is so well worded that it makes you feel so much emotion as you read and easily paints a picture in your head. Edgar Allan Poe's word choice and use of poetic devices made you feel how much emotion and passion Edgar Allan Poe had while writing these poems. His rhymes in these poems were so unforced and came so naturally that it gave a creepy yet rhythmic feel to his poems. His poems had such a deep meaning that I sometimes had to read his poems again and again so I could understand his message. However, with the exception of "The Raven" and "Anabel Lee" which undisputedly were amazing poems, his other poems were too dull and repetitive. I didn't enjoy those poems and turning page after page felt more and more like a burden to my uncontrollable apathy.
I would recommend this book to experienced readers because of this book's word choice and because most of these poems are difficult to understand. And although it is a short book it is not a short read. You will probably have to re-read some of the poems several times to understand the message. If you want to explore the world of poetry this is a good book to start on.
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Read information about the authorThe name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician. Poe’s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.
Just as the bizarre characters in Poe’s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. This is the Poe of legend. But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author’s name.
The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809. Edgar was the second of three children. His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe’s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls’ school. Within three years of Poe’s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe’s siblings went to live with other families. Mr. Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron. Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe’s handwriting on the backs of Allan’s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.
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