Edgar Allan Poe

Writing Reform

Early Life

Edgar Allen Poe was born January 19, 1809, and died October 7, 1849, he lived for 40 years. His dad deserted his family in 1810 and his mom died 2 years later. He and his older brother and younger sister were sent to a man named John Allen, who took them in but never formally adopted them.


At age 22 he enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army, under the name of Edgar A. Perry. At age 26 he married his cousin Virginia Clemm. After his brother died in 1831, he picked up the career of publishing. He wrote poems, and stories, he was the first to begin writing horror stories. He is now known worldwide for his hundreds of pieces of literature.

Romanticism Reform (literature)

The Literature reform generally took place mainly in 1815 to 1860. It was a time when writers in america began to become populer in europe. It expressed the idea that there is more in life than material things. Poets writers and other novelists took to putting ideas into writing that gives importance to the soul and reason. Poe was one of the top writers of the era.


Today Poe is remembered for his positive outlook on american literature, altouugh many of his rivals critisized him for the ideas in his work. They often said they saw no encouragement in his writngs.