I'm just writing about his life and is works. I'm not trying to prove that his writing was based on his life experiences, or anything like that. I thought this paper would be super easy since I found Poe extremely interesting, however, I'm starting to think I've bitten off more than I can chew. Someone please help me to come up with a thesis statement. I guess I just want the thesis to state something about how life wasn't easy for him and he struggled nearly his whole life and it wasn't until after his death, when he actually became famous and well known. I also want to acknowledge his darker side in the thesis. His alcohol issues and such. And I also want the fact that he has been referred to as the best American literary critic in the 19th Century to be in there, too.