Edgar Allan Poe

Hannah Clemens

Edgar Allan Poe's Begining

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19th, 1809. His parents were both traveling actors. His life began tragically, both of his parents died before the time he was 3. His mother died of tuberculosis and his father left the family when he was 2, and later died of alcohol poisoning. A wonderful man named John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan took Edgar in. John was a wealthy tobacco merchant.
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Edgar Allan Poe's Writing and Education Life

Edgar Allan Poe started writing when he was 13 years old. He accumulated enough poetry to tie it all into one book. in 1826 he went to attend the University of Virginia and his debt grew and grew. John sent Poe with 1/3 of the money he needed. To help try pay off the debt, Poe went to gambling, and had even more debt. He was so desperate for heat that he burned his furniture to keep warm. His fist published work was Tamerlane and other Poems. His most significant work was The Raven. Themes from this life are very evident in his work because they are all very sad and depressing. Edgar Allan Poe's impact on the world was he was very critical and forced new writers to reexamine their own texts. Many new writers try to recreate his language, mood, and grasp on readers.

Poe's life the Sickness and Death

A huge part of his life was filled with sickness and death. His mother died of tuberculosis when he was 3. His cousin that he married died of tuberculosis as well. It all caused him to go into depression.