A Brief Biography on Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Massachusetts, U.S. on January 19, 1809. Poe`s parents were Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe Jr. Poe was named after a character in William`s Shakespeare King Lear. Poe was baptized at Episcopal Church in 1812.His mom was an actress and his dad was an actor. Poe`s dad abandoned the family in 1810. Poe had 2 siblings. His brother was named William Henry Leonard he was a writer, sailor, and poet. He was born in Boston on Jan 30, 1807. Poe`s brother died August 1, 1831 of alcoholism and tuberculosis. Edgar`s sister was Rosalie Poe she was born in Norfolk, VA. She was illegitmate to the family. Poe`s dad died of an unknown cause. Poe`s grandmother was Elizabeth Cairnes Poe she was paralyzed the family didn’t talk…show more content…
His best known figure works were Gothic. His 1st book was “Tamerlane and other Poems” in December 2009 for $662,500. He also published an essay called“A few words on Secret Writing”. Poe`s themes deal with questions of death, reanimation of death, and mourning. His best work was concerned with terror and sadness. Poe was a complexed, tormented, and an alcoholic. Poe married Virginia Clemm, which was his 13 year old cousin. But he was considerate, humorous, and a good friend and affectionate husband. Poe was soon disowned by his godfather, he had so many quarrels with him about children born out of affairs. So in February 8, 1831 he refused to attend formation classes and church for gross neglect and disobedience for this, which led him to plead not guilty but he was guilty. Soon Poe couldn`t support himself so he enlisted in the US Army on May 27, 1827. But he was soon dismissed for drinking on the job. It was the bane of Poe`s life. He always needed a slight stimulant to go on throughout the day and talk to people. After this Poe went to live with his aunt Maria Clemm and daughter Virginia. Later Poe`s wife Viginia died on January 30, 1847 of tuberculosis. This led Poe to drink even more and more. So Poe proposed to Sarah Helen Whitman but she called it off because he wouldn’t quit drinking. So he got mad and returned to Sarah Elaine Royster when his wife died. Poe proposed to her too but she called it off because of the same thing. Poe then went to his cottage where
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