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Poe, Edgar Allan

(Encyclopedia) Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809–49, American poet, short-story writer, and critic, b. Boston. He is acknowledged today as one of the most brilliant and original writers in American literature. His ski...

Edgar Allan Poe Biography

Edgar Allan Poepoet, writer, criticBorn: 1/19/1809Birthplace: Boston Poet, short-story writer and critic considered the father of the modern detective story and one of the mos…

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven" cemented his reputation as a black-feathered literary master of the macabre. He wrote dozens of creepy short stories, many ending in death, w…

Brewer's: Poe

(Edgar Allan). The alias of Arthur Gordon Pym, the American poet. (1811-1849.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Poet SquabPodsnappery A B C …

book collecting

(Encyclopedia) book collecting, or bibliophily, the acquiring of books that are, or are expected to become, rare and that possess permanent interest in addition to their texts. Collecting has traditionally co...

essay

(Encyclopedia) essay, relatively short literary composition in prose, in which a writer discusses a topic, usually restricted in scope, or tries to persuade the reader to accept a particular point of view. Al...

Whitman, Sarah Helen (Power)

(Encyclopedia) Whitman, Sarah Helen (Power), 1803–78, American poet, b. Providence, R.I. In 1828 she married a Boston lawyer, John W. Whitman; after his death (1833) she returned to Providence and devoted h...

collect

(Encyclopedia) collect kŏl´ĕkt [key] [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the collect is said, typi...

Cunningham, Allan

(Encyclopedia) Cunningham, Allan, 1784–1842, Scottish author. His collection of The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern (4 vol., 1825) included his own A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea, one of ...