When many people think of Edgar Allen Poe, they think of a brilliant but depressing poet that would likely burst into flames if he was forced to write something that wasnâ€™t dark or creepy. His most famous works, such as â€œThe Ravenâ€, â€œThe Fall of the House of Usherâ€, and â€œthe Pit and the Pendulumâ€ all seem to point to this conclusion. However, what people donâ€™t know about him is that some of his lesser known works are lighter and even comical.
I have noticed in my years as a nerd that many people who are attracted to games that allow you to be someone else are Goths. The more control you have over who the character is and what they do, the better. Thus, while many of us like other types of games, we usually favor RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons or Vampire: The Masquerade.
In this article, we will look at the Graveyard Poets and their connection to the Gothic Movement. The Graveyard Poets, known as the founders of the Graveyard School, were a group of poets from the mid to late 18th century. They were neoclassical in style, and it is said that they paved the way for the Gothic and Romanticism movements. As their group name suggests, they enjoyed writing while in cemeteries, and their works portrayed that. Their themes were often concerned with death, gloom, religion, and mortality.