Essay on Edgar Allan Poe: Amazing Poet and Writer

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Edgar Allan Poe is and was an amazing American poet and writer. He wrote many famous poems. Poe has been marked as the origin of both horror and detective fiction categories and many anthologies credit him as "The Architect" of the modern short story(Academy of American Poets). Poe was also part of the genre American Romantic movement which involved many other writers(Poemhunter). Edgar Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts(Academy of American Poets). Poe was the second child of Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. He had an older brother William Henry Leonard Poe and a younger sister Rosalie Poe(Poemhunter). Shortly after Poe's birth his father abandoned them and their mother died of pulmonary …show more content…
Edgar Allan Poe is and was an amazing American poet and writer. He wrote many famous poems. Poe has been marked as the origin of both horror and detective fiction categories and many anthologies credit him as "The Architect" of the modern short story(Academy of American Poets). Poe was also part of the genre American Romantic movement which involved many other writers(Poemhunter). Edgar Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts(Academy of American Poets). Poe was the second child of Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. He had an older brother William Henry Leonard Poe and a younger sister Rosalie Poe(Poemhunter). Shortly after Poe's birth his father abandoned them and their mother died of pulmonary tuberculosis(Poemhunter). Poe was then taken to foster care(Academy of American Poets). Poe ended up in the home of John Allan which is where he got his middle name Allan and became Edgar Allan Poe even though the Allan's never formally adopted him(Poemhunter). Poe now had transferred families but things didn't get much better. Poe was spoiled and disciplined harshly from his foster dad(Poemhunter). The family was quite wealthy in their regard and could afford to send Poe to the best schools around. Poe attended a school in Irvine Scotland for a short period in 1815 then he studied at a boarding school in Chelsea until the summer of 1817(Poemhunter). By the summer 1825 Allan celebrated his expansive wealth by purchasing a two-story brick home

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