Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe

     Edgar Allan Poe, the first master of the short story, had written many short stories from mysteries to morbidity. Edgar was born on January 19,1809 in Boston, Massachussettes. Edgars Parents, David and Eliza, were both in the acting business. Poe also had a sister, who is rarely spoken of. When Edgar was young his father fleed from the family, leaving Edgar, his mother, and sister alone. At the age of two Edgar's mother died of tuberculosis. Edgar was then placed in a foster home with John and Fanny Allan.
     When Edgar was fifteen he had enough stories written to publish a book, but his foster father would not allow it. In 1826 Edgar enrolled into the University
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Edgar married his cousin, Virginia Clemm, whom Edgar had been living with. Virginia was only thirteen when they got married. Ten years after their marraige, Virginia died from the same desease as his mother, tuberculosis. Meloncoly became Edgar.
     Edgar started using drugs, in which he thought would make him feel better. He took opium, laundiam, and morphine. While using drugs he also drank continuosly. Edgar had alot of trouble trying to stop drinking, but nothing helped and he continued to drink. Edgar's nervous system was at a low point, in which he had day-mares of the army trying to capture him, so he disguised himself, clearly this was from a mental illness. Edgar had a lot more mental discomforts following him, some lead him to near suicidal. Poe was brought to the Washington Hospital of Baltimore, on October 6, 1849 after he was found lying in the road with his clothing ripped and still semi-conscious. He then said aloud, his final poem."Father I firmly do believe I know, for death who comes for me from the regions of blast afar where there is nothing to deceive hath left his iron gates ajarand rays of truth you cannot see are flashing through eternity." The next morning Edgar Allan Poe passed away from Lobar Pneumonia which was complicated by depression. Edgar's story "The Raven" was coincidently they way Edgar felt during his depression. "Into

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