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jaoneal
Sep 15, 2010, 01:05 PM
I have to come up with a seemingly simply research paper, but I have found myself at a loss. The problem is I can not at this particular time develop a working thesis for the information I have come up with. I am wanting to use this site just to toss around a few ideas, not "get an answer". I don't want someone to write the thesis for me. The assignment is Research Analysis: Author and Influences. Just a thesis that shows correlation between Poe's life, and work. I am wanting to focus on all the negative things, like the marriage to his thirteen year old cousin, the failing in the Army career, being an orphan, the lack of money to attend college, and all the other negative aspects, to show why he wrote like he did. Maybe someone can help. =]

JudyKayTee
Sep 15, 2010, 01:49 PM
I don't know what you are asking or looking for - you have a subject, points to explore.

What do you want "us" to help you with?

Wondergirl
Sep 15, 2010, 01:54 PM
I can help and know of another member who can help, but exactly what help do you need?

Do you want just a thesis statement? If so, what are your teacher's guidelines on writing one?

Athos
Sep 15, 2010, 10:21 PM
Poe's writings ( poetry and fiction and literary criticism) are based in his difficult childhood. As a young child, his mother died and his father abandoned him.

Take it from there.

jaoneal
Sep 16, 2010, 05:19 PM
How does this sound?
Edgar Allen Poe used his literary works, to alleviate the stresses of reality. In his works he vented his frustrations and own negativity to illuminate the darker side of existence, and often used his own life experiences in his characters.

Wondergirl
Sep 16, 2010, 05:34 PM
How does this sound??
Edgar Allen Poe used his literary works, to alleviate the stresses of reality. In his works he vented his frustrations and own negativity to illuminate the darker side of existence, and often used his own life experiences in his characters.
Edgar Allen Poe used his literary works to alleviate the stresses of reality. In his stories and poems, he vented his frustrations and his own negativity to illuminate the darker side of existence, and often used incidents and people from his own life experiences.