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A&E Biography. “Edgar Allan Poe Biography Part 1” Video blog post. Youtube. 11 Mar. 2008. Web. 25 Feb. 2011. <;.
  • This video was part number one of a series by A&E Biography about the life of Edgar Allan Poe. It was an excellent source that managed to include all the major details about Poe in about two ten minute videos. This video covers the beginning of Poe’s life.

Cromwell, Jill. “Literary analysis: The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe – by Jill Cromwell – Helium.” Helium – Where Knowledge Rules. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <;.

  • Jim Cromwell is a literary critic, and uses his experience and talent to discuss Edgar Allan Poe. He has a positive view of the author, and feels he is misunderstood, yet talented. He backs up his opinions with examples and facts. Cromwell also gives his thoughts about The Black Cat and offered a great and interesting critique.

Dameron, Lasley J. and Jacobs, Robert D. “Edgar Allan Poe.” American Literary Critics and Scholars, 1800-1850. Ed. John Wilbert Rathbun and Monica M. Grecu. Detroit: Gale Research, 1987. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 59. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 16 Apr. 2010.

  • This E-Book offered a great, lengthy assessment of the life of Edgar Allan Poe, and offered several interesting details. It also contained a lot of information about his relatives and love interests throughout his lifetime.
“Death of Edgar Allan Poe.” Video blog post. Youtube. 9 Mar. 2008. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. <;.
  • This video was taken from an unknown televised biography in the 1990’s. It discusses Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious death, gives opinions and theories, and sheds light on the circumstances of his death.
“Edgar Allan Poe.” The World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. Chicago, IL: World Book, 1961. 526-27. Print.
  • This encyclopedia offered numerous details and facts about the life of Edgar Allan Poe, and his literary works.

Giordano, Robert. “A short biography of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849).”
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  • Giordano offered an excellent biography of Edgar Allan Poe and only included interesting and relevant details of his life. Facts from Poe’s birth to his death were made clear and concise in the article.

Piacentino, Ed. “Poe’s “The Black Cat” as Psychobiography.” Find Articles. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <;.

  • Author and literary critique Piacentino uses his knowledge to discuss Poe’s dark writing style. He even touches on the psychological well-being of the author, and chimes in with his own experience and ideas revolving around Edgar Allan Poe’s literature.It even brought up many theories ranging from disease to schizophrenia, to explain Poe.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Black Cat”. Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. Robert DiYanni. 6th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008. 137-143. Print.

  • The Black Cat tells the story of a man and his irrational hatred he develops toward his cat Pluto. The story, written by Edgar Allan Poe, focuses on elements such as morality, conscience, humanity, and evil. My blog was dedicated toward this work.

Templar, Alwin. “Literary analysis: The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe – by Alwin Templar – Helium.” Helium – Where Knowledge Rules. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <;.

  • This website by Alwin Templar offered a criticism of Edgar Allan Poe and his written works. His literary essay focuses on his ideas and interpretation of Poe’s stories and poems. Templar is also a writer and poet, and uses his knowledge of literature to develop opinions of Poe’s writing. He gives both negative and positive opinions of Poe, and remains honest and true throughout his article.

Wilson, Kathleen. “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Short Stories for Students. Ed. Kathleen Wilson. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 1997. 52. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 15 Feb. 2011

  • This article offered a detailed yet compressed biography of Edgar Allan Poe. It gave accurate dates and events in Poe’s life, as well as information on his childhood and personal life. There were thorough facts about his family life, his education, as well as his professional life as a writer. The author discussed his life in sequence, and made the article simple to read yet very useful.

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