"the lake swallowed up the house."
"And the silken sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Edgar Allan Poe
University of Virginia dropout, his wife was also Virginia
unrhymed iambic pentameter
Edgar Allan Poe's theory
Jane Stanard inspired
"The glory that was Greece"
famous director inspired by Poe
Washington Irving work
Rip Van Winkle
"Quoth the raven, Nevermore"
Favored emotion over reason
literary means "death vision"
informal literary groups
Knickerbocker or Bread and Cheese
a fictional hypochondriac
protagonist of "The Fall of the House of Usher"