Edgar Allan Poe 's The Raven

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Poetry is said to be one of the world 's most difficult forms of art. Many poets live throughout their lives and are never recognized for their achievements in their community. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the world 's most renowned poets and wrote mainly in the form of poets and short stories. Some of Poe 's most renown poems include The Raven, Annabel Lee. The poem The Raven deals with problems such as insanity and grief and the poem Annabel Lee deals with problems of grief and young love. Edgar Allan Poe wrote a lot about death and depression due to his own life being filled with death and depression. Poe’s life was quite strange and depressing in all but he managed to live through most of it without being seriously depressed which is surprising. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Edgar’s parents David Jr and Eliza Poe were both professional actors, died before Poe was even three (“Edgar Allan Poe” Poets.org). Poe was then raised as a foster child by John and Frances Allan in Richmond, Virginia. Poe 's siblings William Henry Leonard and Rosaline Mackenzie were separated from Edgar before he was fostered by the Allans (“Edgar Allan Poe Biography” Biography.com). John Allan was a wealthy tobacco exporter and with his wealth sent Poe to the most elite boarding school in London, England. This extravagant spending on schooling quickly ended when poe attended The University of Virginia. Within the first year of poem attending The University of

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