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English Composition II Mr. Rafalowski Annotated Bibliography MW 8-9:15: James Blankenship

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Finding Background Information in the JSCC Library

Finding Books in the JSCC Library

Finding Magazine and Journal Articles in the JSCC Library

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was a man that contributed greatly to the gothic tradition (Fisher). Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 (Railton).  “He began writing poems at the age of thirteen” (Railton). “Poe's stories first appeared (anonymously) in the Philadelphia Saturday Courier in 1832” (Fisher).He also had some left some legacies after his death (Railton). He made  a poem called “The Raven” which became part of American pop culture main stream, and  also has one of his best works “The Raven” as the name of a football team the Baltimore Ravens (Railton).Edgar Allan Poe has had many loses and failures throughout his life (Railton). He lost his mother at the age of two and also his father left him without a trace (Railton).He had to leave the University of Virginia because he gambled and end up with debt. (Railton). He got kicked out of West Point because of dereliction of duty(Railton).He married someone named Virginia Clemm who died in the year 1847.He died October 7th in the year 1849(Railton).He was in a coma when they found him (Railton). Edgar Allan Poe made many poems throughout his life such as “The Raven” “Annabel Lee”, and A dream Within A dream. Annabel Lee is a poem about a man that mourns over a lost lover because angels killed her (“Overview: 'Annabel Lee'"). The Raven is a poem about a man that lost a person that was close to him, and then starts to go mad when a raven goes into his chambers. ”A Dream Within a Dream” Is about a man losing a loved one and then talks about his despair about time passing (“Overview: 'A Dream within a Dream'").These poems all have a similar theme of death in them.