Poetry's Breaking Point
"While the other boys wrote more mechanical verses, Poe wrote genuine poetry: the boy was born a poet."-Professer Clarke
Professer Clarke had said that when Poe was in early schooling. Because Poe had loved writing so much, he had a full manuscript at twelve. He had dreamed of being a writer all his life. He never cared about his foster dad's tabacco industry. At the time, Poe wrote mostly about little girls, but that was soon to drastically change.
"My life seems wasted -the future looks a dreary blank."
In search for work, Poe went to Baltimore, but then, he vanished for six days. He unexpectedly showed up at a bar, and he was, obviously, drunk. It was sheer coincidence that some of his distant relatives were there. They put him in the drunk ward, so he could sleep it off. The next day, he still seemed drunk. He was now speaking gibberish. Another day passed, he still seemed drunk which he shouldn't have been. He was reluctant to water and food. One more day passed, and Poe was delirious and blabbered about the same name, Reynolds. The following day he died. At age 40, October 7, 1849, famous Edgar Allen Poe died. No one was ever sure how he died, but everyone was sure how much of an impact his poetry had on the art of writing.
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-Edgar Allan Poe Museum : Poe's life, legacy, and Works : Richmond, Virginia. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2015, from http://www.poemuseum.org