Edgar Allen Poe

By Kai Hardesty

Poe's life

Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809. His parents died when he was young, and raised as a foster child. Poe was sent to boarding school and thrived in school. In his older years, he was put into the army, where he could write poems. He started selling his poems in 1835 where he became very successful in poetry. The next year, he married his cousin. He was known for poems such as "Tell Tale Heart" and "The Raven". He died in 1849 of congestion of the brain.
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