Edgar Allan Poe
How did he grow into the well-known, mysterious poet?
So what caused this (in)famous poet to become the man he became?
Thursday, Jan. 19th 1809 at 5:15pm
Boston, MA, United States
Education and school life
His famous writing
He began to write when he was around thirteen and continued to do so as a way for an internal man to express what he felt.
In 1831, he went to New York City to attempt to get poetry published. The first stories he submitted to a magazine were rejected. None of his writing really took off until he got a job as an editor of a newspaper in 1835. He got the job after winning a contest with his story: " The Manuscript in a Bottle." After being noticed, his works started to become hits. and although a lot of his poetry was very popular, not one will be more remembered than "The Raven," written in 1845.
When he first wrote "The Raven," he assumed that it wouldn't get reads because no one could relate to it. As it turns out, people interpreted the meaning according to what they were going though, and loved it.