Edgar Allan Poe, Author Study

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's life growing up was unpleasant one which led to his death. Poe's writings were like no other during that time period. Many people praised him for his work. Poe's depression was caused by an alcoholic father, death to both his mothers, death to his loving wife, separation of his siblings, and an abusive foster father. His depression led him into much trouble with alcohol. He drank alcohol to ease his pain. He also resorted to various drugs. He got very addicted to them. Poe soon became ill. He had brain and heart troubles which led to his death. Poe's personal life wasn't the best it could have been. This caused him to have depression and this mutation led to his death.

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, his mother, was an actress. His Father, David Poe Jr. was an alcoholic.

His father left his family when he was only 1 year old. Poe's mother dies on December 8, 1811 from a fatal illness. Poe and Rosalie were separated for adoption. Poe is adopted by Frances and John Allan. Poe got along very well with Frances. He loved her very much. They would go on picnics and play games all day. Soon afterwards, to Poe's dismay Frances died. This tragedy left Poe in a depression. Poe served in the army and attended West Point. He was in perfect health being an excellent swimmer and a swift runner. On May 16, 1830 Poe and Virginia Clemm, his second cousin, were wed.

One of Poe's most famous writings is "The Raven" published in 1843. Many people enjoyed this story more than others writings. Poe wrote The Pit and the Pendulum was written in 1845. He also wrote The Masque...