Edgar Allan Poe’s Life

April 24, 2020 by Essay Writer

Poe’s life was very complicated and messy but isn’t that what makes his life work so interesting? He wrote a variety of books like Black cat ,The tale-tale heart ,Fall of the House of Usher ,and the world famous The Raven.

Edgar Allan Poe’s life was very complicated for multiple reasons. His father David Poe Jr , and his mother Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe died of Tuberculosis in 1811. After the passing of his parents Edgar Allan Poe was raised by his foster parents the Allens in Richmond, Virginia.On June 22nd 1815 Poe and the Allens moved to England where Poe went to go to school ,then five years later they moved back to the U.S. to Richmond ,Virginia.Then on November 1824 at the age of 15 Poe wrote his first poem Last night, with many cares & toils oppres’d,/Weary I laid me on a couch to rest.

On February 14th 1826 Poe Enrolled into college at the University of Virginia.Though he was a good student he dropped out due to gambling debt and left home to move in with relatives.On February 28th 1829 Poe’s foster mother died of tuberculosis And out of respect Poe changed his middle name to Allen.April 15th 1829 Edgar Allan Poe enrolled into West Point we’re a few months later he published his second book.But in 1831 get some self kicked out of West Point and publishes many short poems.But on May 16th 1836 he marries his 13 year old cousin Virginia Clemm in secret.Where Poe his wife and his mother-in-law moved to New York then Philadelphia.Where Poe publishes his first novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym In July 1838.

But there is no greater success of Poe then when he wrote the world famous The Raven .On January 30th of 1847 Poe’s wife Virginia died of tuberculosis like many others in Poe’s past .Is this what drove Poe insane into writing such dark and twisted novels such as The Raven?We still don’t know to this day 4 on October 7th 1849 Poe was found in front of a pub where he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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