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Life and Death as Portrayed in Edgar Allan Poe’s

Notwithstanding the fact that life and death is a recurring and typical theme in most literary genres, famous American poet Edgar Allan Poe successfully depicted this theme through his creative and inventive literary techniques present in the poems The Bells and The Haunted Palace. Poe’s The Bells depicts a representation of life from youth to the pain of age as time passes by. The four kinds of bells which are described in details in the poem can be associated to the four seasons or stages in the life of an individual (Bell 83). The silver bells represent spring, birth and beginning which entails happiness in the life of a person. This stage in the life of people usually occurs during…