Edgar Allan Poe was a great poet who plays an important role during the Romantic Era. Edgar was born in January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He shortly became an orphan when his father abandoned him and his mother passing away at the age of three. Luckily soon after he was adopted by John Allan and his family in Richmond, Virginia. While attending school, at the early years of becoming a teenager he started to write and printed is first book of poetry in 1827. For Edgar writing poetry was ultimately about the thoughts of ideal beauty. Some of his poems were written with the obsession of death, nightmares, and unreality. In the poem “Sonnet – To Science”, Edgar talks about why science takes away the curiosity of the mind. Throughout the sonnet he speaks as if he is asking a question and looking for an answer. In a way it seems that he may defy science because of how it takes away the art of curiosity and fantasy from us. It seems as though Edgar may not want to face reality in his work because it is his freedom. He blames science of prying like a vulture on a poet’s heart by saying, “Why preyest thou thus upon the poet’s heart,/ Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?”(3-4). It is not that Edgar disrespects science but only that it created a disruption to his poetry.