Essay about Biography Of Edgar Allen Poe

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Biography of Edgar Allen Poe      Edgar Allen Poe was one of the most successful writers of all time. He is known for his tales of the mysterious and macabre. He is reported to be the first master of the short story form (Edgar Allen Poe). About 12 of his works are known for their flawless literary construction. Poe had a rough childhood which definitely contributed to his writing.      Poe was born in January 19th of 1809 in Boston. Poe was the son of David Poe, an actor and Eliza Poe, an actress. Poe also had a sister. At age three Poe was orphaned when he father disappeared one night and never returned and his mother died of tuberculosis. Poe then went to a foster house where he was…show more content…
     When Poe went back to Richmond where John lived for the summer he expected John to pay of his debts. John would not pay of the debts and made John work as a clerk at his firm to pay them off. In 1827 Poe moved out of Johns house. In a letter to John Poe wrote, "I have heard you say when you little thought I was listening and therefor must have said it in ear that you had no affection for me" (letters 203). Poe then resorted to gambling again and became even more into debt. Poe then moved to Boston under the alias of Henri Le Renett (Moldavia). Poe then managed to published his first book Tamerline and Other Poems under the pen name of a Bostonian.      Later in 1827 Poe enlisted into the United States Army where he stayed for two years. In 1829 Poe wrote his second book Aarat, Tamberline, and Other Poems by Edgar A. Poe. After Poe left the Army Poe reconciled with Poe's father and convinced John to send Poe to West Point Military Academy. Poe only stayed at Westpoint for a year a which he was dismissed for neglect of duties. John then disowned Poe forever.      In 1831 Poe moved back to Baltimore to live with his cousin and aunt. In 1831 Poe also wrote his third book Poems by Edgar A. Poe with financial help from his friends at Westpoint. In 1832 Poe won a contest with "AMS found in a bottle". Then in 1836 Poe married his cousin Virginia Clem whom Poe had bean living

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