In a fuller article on Stephen King's speech yesterday at Charlotte Cultural Center, Pamela Staik discusses King's interest in Edgar Allan Poe. The focus of this study is put on the comparative approach while tracing the influence of Poe’s several chosen narratives in King’s novel called The Shining (1977). Stephen King! Begin! King also mentions the Lenore from Poe’s “The Raven,” in his book Black House. But Poe and King focus on death and evil In their writings. Stephen King cites Poe as an author he loved during his teen years. In Pope’s short story “Masque of the Red Death”, there Is a plague that was bestowed upon the world, killing endless amounts of lives. Edgar Allan Poe is considered the father of horror, and Stephen King is the king of horror; King has been greatly influenced by the late Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King where brought up in two very different worlds, yet somehow both of their imaginations slithered off into the murky depths of horror and death. Edgar Allan Poe! and it was Poe vs. King.. WHO'S BETTER?! Vs! Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King are two men who are separated by decades yet seem to be similar. Arthur Gordon Pym. And, in a story King wrote in honor of the Tell Tale Heart, titled: The Old Dudes Ticker. Edgar Allan Poe has basically invented the category of "short story". This article deals with the work of two of the most prominent horror fiction writers in American history, namely Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. And this is his most famous one. Personally I love Poe but King kicked his ***!! It could even be surmised that King’s terrifying black house may be an allusion to Poe’s house of Usher.Edgar Allan Poe is considered the father of horror, and Stephen King is the king of horror; King has been greatly influenced by the late Edgar Allan Poe. He only wrote one Roman(what the anglosphere calls a novella which is a tremenduous misnomer because a proper Novella has a different structure). (We have a debate going on at the moment :P) Both suffer from alcoholism and seem to be fixated with death and the means of such. [Edgar Allan Poe:] Once upon a midnight dreary, as I spit this weak and weary I will choke this joker with a trochee till his cheeks are teary (ahh!) Edgar Allan Poe had a morose story of his life. A DARK TALE EDGAR ALLAN POE AND STEPHEN KING A DARK TALE EDGAR ALLAN POE AND STEPHEN KING There are several names that come to mind when the topic of horror stories come up. One came from an affluent yet unsupportive home, and the other from a struggling family trying to make ends meet, nevertheless full of support and love for each other. Stephen King is a descriptive writer, just as Poe is, but their ways of describing characters and setting are very different. Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King have similar beliefs and similar Items that their stories are about. These two men are celebrities today, but King is fortunate to have received star status in his lifetime, unlike Poe. Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe are just two authors that come to mind when thinking of horror stories. Edgar Allan Poe’s life and literary works are more ominous than Stephen King’s life and literary work. His life started out with his parents dying when Poe was only three years old. That one got a sequel by none other than Jules Verne. Both King and Poe explore murder and death in most of their works, love, family and loyalty … My question is.. Who won? 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