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1. Poe’s Influential Touch on Future Writers

2. By Laura Bare And Shannon McMurray

3. A Quick Overview of Edgar Allen Poe Poe lived from 1809-1849. He was best known for his poems and short fiction. Poe deserves more credit than any other writer for the transformation of the short story from anecdote to art. He virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller.

4. Poe’s Creativity Poe produced some of the most influential literary criticism of his time and has had a worldwide influence on literature. Many of his tales are distinguished by unique grotesque inventiveness in addition to superb plot construction.

5. A Lasting Effect

6. Ray Bradbury One of the many writers influenced by Poe. Bradbury is quickly becoming one of America’s greatest writers. Possess a unique writing style, which is somewhat fantastical.

7. The Life of Ray Bradbury Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. He began writing at the age of twelve. Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1938. Worked as a janitor at the Library while devouring a number of books. Discovered his unique writing style at the age of 22 and has written a number of books ever since.

8. Similarities: Poe Vs. Bradbury Bradbury has also written many short stories, much like Poe. Some of Bradbury’s stories have also been made into movies, much like Poe’s stories. Bradbury and Poe both write fictional, compelling stories that are all very unique and unlike anything else ever created.

9. Bradbury’s Works Some short stories are: “Dark Carnival”, “The Silver Locusts”, “The Golden Apples of the Sun”, “The October Country”, and “I Sing the Body Electric.”

10. A Quote From Bradbury

11. Stephen King Another major writer influenced by Poe. He wrote many short stories and sold them to men’s magazines. Having written over 40 books and numerous short stories, he is among the world’s most popular all time writers and undoubtedly the world’s leading horror writer.

12. The Life of Stephen King Born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. Graduated from University of Maine in 1970 with a bachelors degree in English. Worked as a laborer at an industrial laundry and sold short stories to magazines to make a living. Taught as a high school English teacher in Hampden, Maine, in 1971. Wrote novels on the weekends and evenings; received his big break in 1974.

13. Similarities: King Vs. Poe King and Poe both involve some type of murder or gore into many of their writings. They both enjoy a good, haunting tale with a twisted ending. They are both creative geniuses of their times.

14. Works Of Stephen King Novels Include: Carrie, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Stand, Pet Sematary, IT, Dreamcatcher, My Pretty Pony, Dolan’s Cadillac, and many other novels. Altogether he has written a 4 part series of novels, a 6 part serial novel, and numerous short stories.

15. A Quote From King

16. Mark Twain Twain, the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, lived from 1835-1910. He was an American writer & humorist, whose best work is characterized by broad, often irreverent humor or social satire. Twain's writing is also known for realism of place and language, memorable characters, and hatred of hypocrisy and oppression.

17. The Life of Mark Twain

18. Similarities: Poe Vs. Twain Twain made use of various devices and themes used in Poe’s writings. Twain refashioned and manipulated Poe’s ideas into his own. Like Poe, Twain was responsible for producing a steady output of writing and had his fingers on the pulse of popular entertainment.

19. Works of Mark Twain

20. A Excerpt From Huckleberry Finn

21. Quotes From Twain "My works are like water. The works of the great masters are like wine. But everyone drinks water."

22. Famous Books of the Authors

23. Poe Will Live on…

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