Edgar Allan Poe

By:Ninoshka Alvarez

Beginning of His Life

Edgar was born in Boston Massachusetts. He was orphaned at the age of 2 because his mother died and his father left them. He lived with his foster parents in Richmond, Virginia. He was eventually disowned by his family because of disputes.

His Adult Life

Edgar moved around alot because of his job. He never had an exact place where he lifed for a long period of time. He started to write poetry and got 57 of his poems published in his lifetime. Most of his poems were grusem and were about his loved ones being taken away from him. One of his most famous poems "The Raven" was even made into a movie.


For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling liesUpon the page, enwrapped from every leader.Search narrowly the lines!-they hold a treasureDivine- a talisman- an amuletThat must be worn at heart. Search well the measure-The words- the syllables! Do not forgetThe trivialest point, or you may lose your laborAnd yet there is in this Gordian knotWhich one may not undo withput a Sabre,If one could merely comprehend the plot.Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peeringEyes scintillating soul, there lie perdusThree eloquent words oft utter in the hearingOf poets, by poets- as the same name is a poet's, too,It's letters, although naturally lying,Like the knight Pinto- Mendez- Ferdinando- Still form a synonym for truth- Cease trying!You will not read the riddle, though you do hte best you can do.

Interesting Facts

Edgar Allan Poe was an alcholic . He went to The University of Virginia when he was 17 years old after leaving his adoptive family in England. He went into the army when he was 18 years old.

His Death

Edgar Allan Poes death stil remains a mystery. He died in a hospital on October 7, 1894.