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We all experience things in our lifetimes that influence the way we act, feel, or think. For an author, life experiences have a great impact on their work. The writer's feelings and opinions are apparent in their pieces. Edgar Allan Poe was considered to be one of the great authors of his time. His pieces have been studied and critiqued. Over the years his works have gained respect from the writers community. Poe's life, with all of its heartache, influenced his writing style a great deal. One particular essay called The Oval Portrait is a good example of the life and writing relationship.

Poe's problems began at an early age. By the age of six Poe had become an orphan. His birth father deserted the family, and his mother died before Poe was three. To a child, at any age being left alone must bring up some feelings of rejection. Poe was raised by the Allan family, but throughout his life he was rejected by one man. John Allan was Poe's foster father very soon in their relationship Allan showed Poe that he did not care. When Poe entered the University of Virginia Allan didn't send him adequate amounts of money. This, in turn, drove Poe to gambling for books and clothes. John Allan had, at different times, refused to pay Poe's debts. He was forced to work in a job he didn't want, and eventually John Allan disowned him permanently.

The male figures in his life were not the only ones to cause Poe grief. Poe also had disappointments with the women in his life, not with rejection but with death. Throughout Poe's life the women that he loved died at an early age, starting with his birth mother. Poe lost several women in his life, all of which caused him pain.

Poe survived many tragedies in his life may have made Poe a very guilty and fearful. Those feelings might account for the methods he used as an escape. Throughout the adult years of his life, Poe was know to be a drinker and gambler. It was a way for him to escape the realities of his life. Perhaps his writing was also a method of escape for him. In his works, he may have found a world that allowed him to be undisturbed by the realities of his life.

One of the reoccurring themes in Poe's works is the loss of a true love. It is possible to attribute this theme to the loss of women in Poe's life. In 1850 shortly after Poe's wife died he wrote a short story that revealed many things about how he felt. The Oval Portrait held true to the theme of a dying love. This story depicts the tale of a painter with a passion for his work. The painter so in love with his beautiful wife that he wants to paint her portrait. The painter doesn't know of his wife's hatred for the work he loved. She is in competition with his work for his attention. Although she hates the idea, being a good wife, she sits with patients and tolerance as a model for his piece. The painter works long hours putting his best into this portrait. While he works, the painter fails to notice his wife who sits quietly. Her ...

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