He was fully 100 years ahead of his time. Really. He was not just a macabre poet but also a writer of science fiction, if you can believe it. A rather prolific one. And I'm not kidding or exaggerating about the 100 years thing, it's awfully hard to believe it came from a man who died in 1849, most of it seems a lot like the sci-fi from the early 20th century.
Oh Edgar Allen Poe's poems... Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore" *dramatic sound in background* I read this poem many times and one time I had to listen to a audio recording of it. It got annoying because of all the 'Quoth the raven, "nevermore"' and the dramatic back sounds xD