The Power of Words

The Power of Words The Power of Words is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe born Edgar Poe January October was an American author poet editor and literary critic consid

  • Title: The Power of Words
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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  • Page: 114
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  • The Power of Words is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe born Edgar Poe January 19, 1809 October 7, 1849 was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story The Power of Words is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe born Edgar Poe January 19, 1809 October 7, 1849 was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction He was the first well known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career Born in Boston, he was the second child of two actors His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year Thus orphaned, the child was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia Although they never formally adopted him, Poe was with them well into young adulthood Tension developed later as John Allan and Edgar repeatedly clashed over debts, including those incurred by gambling, and the cost of secondary education for the young man Poe attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money Poe quarreled with Allan over the funds for his education and enlisted in the Army in 1827 under an assumed name It was at this time his publishing career began, albeit humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems 1827 , credited only to a Bostonian With the death of Frances Allan in 1829, Poe and Allan reached a temporary rapprochement Later failing as an officer s cadet at West Point and declaring a firm wish to be a poet and writer, Poe parted ways with John Allan Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism His work forced him to move among several cities, including Balti, Philadelphia, and New York City In Balti in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13 year old cousin In January 1845 Poe published his poem, The Raven, to instant success His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication For years, he had been planning to produce his own journal, The Penn later renamed The Stylus , though he died before it could be produced On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Balti the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television A number of his homes are dedicated museums today The Mystery Writers of America present an annual award known as the Edgar Award for distinguished work in the mystery genre.

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    1. "(), it is here whispered that, of this infinity of matter, the sole purpose is to afford infinite springs, at which the soul may allay the thirst to know, which is for ever unquenchable within it—since to quench it, would be to extinguish the soul's self."

    2. -¡Ah, la felicidad no está en el conocimiento, sino en su adquisición! La beatitud eterna consiste en saber más y más; pero saberlo todo sería la maldición de un demonio.Quizá muchas veces lo mejor es ignorar.Esta narración es bastante peofunda, y como no estoy acostumbrada mucho a este tipo de lenguaje, de verdad que se me complicó un poco entenderla, sin embargo, al analizarla bien, me ha dejado una gran lección de vida, muchas veces nos centramos sólo en adquirir conocimiento pero [...]

    3. I am having a very 3 star day apparently. My only reaction to this was: what? I don't fully understand what's going on so I'm proably going to read more into this later.

    4. Una vez más, Poe no se cansa de querer hacer explotar mi cerebro cada vez que leo una de sus historias, que por mas cortas o largas que sean me dejan medio milenio pensando. Gracias genio.

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