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Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe is a author of this 1800's. He has written many classics and has a special style. Edgar fits into a gothic romance fashion that was widespread at the time of his writing. Science in the time was making leaps and bounds and often scientists were hypocritical. That is reflected in Edgar's sonnet to science were science has been ruining all that Edgar finds wonderful in the world. Edgar has a challenging life with several losses which is also reflected in his writing and the sonnet to science. To know Edgar and his writing you have to know his background and the history of his time, that's the goal of this paper. Departure of important girls in Edgar Allan Poe's life dominates much of his writing and his believing. If you understand that Edgar dropped all four of the important women in his lifetime that you see why he's an obsession with death in his writings and why he's such a fear of it. Along with the fear of death is the fear which his dreams and imagination may also be murdered. Much of his joy is killed by the deaths of loved ones and with the passing of his happiness so do his fantasies perish. Edgar's life is filled with despair, which is why his writing is so dim as evident in this poem. The dying of his dreams and battle with science as another way where he enjoys is being murdered is inline with Poe's other writings that more directly deal with the despair and darkness in his life. Edgar Allan Poe was a controversial writer throughout his time; his writings have been counter culture and tried to challenge the morals of the public and defiance against modernity. Poe composed shocking and satirical tales to challenge the viewers. He wanted people to be shocked an...