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I need help bad, what exactly am
I suppose to write about with this question. I just need to know what this question is asking.

Here is the question:
“Locate two books or internet sources on the career of Edgar Allen Poe. On the basis of information you find in these sources, write a brief amount of Poe’s use of setting and place to evoke atmosphere and to bring out qualities of human character.”

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    Find two books or articles online that tell you about Poe's writing career. From what you read, how did Poe use settings to make the readers see the buildings, rooms, and characters in the story/poem, as well as understand each of the characters.

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    Let's break it down into individual sentences.

    1. Locate two books or internet sources on the career of Edgar Allen Poe.

    2. On the basis of information you find in these sources, write a brief amount of Poe’s use of setting and place to evoke atmosphere and to bring out qualities of human character.

    You need to consider Poe's life and how he used it to show atmosphere and human characteristics in his stories.

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    Here are a couple of good places to start:

    http://www.poedecoder.com/Qrisse/

    http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=poe+edgar+allan&hl=en&btnG=Search&as_sdt=10000000000001&as_sdtp=on

    http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

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