This is my research paper that i rote about Edgar Allan Poe that is 7 pages long double spaced.

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Edagar Allan Poe

The very distiguished poet Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19,

1809.Poe was born into poverty in Boston,Massechesetts.Years later both of

Poe's parents died when he was three years old .After this came to pass Poe

was taken into the home of John Allan in Richmond,Virginia.Edgar Allan Poe's

childhood was very uneventful, because of thi most critics cosider his work to

focus on death.Poe's stormy personal life and his haunting poems and stories

combined to make him one of the most famous figures in American literary


One story of his that seems to depict death and tragedy "The Fall of

the House Of Usher".The story is about a brother and sister who are the last

of the Ushers.This story talks about the brother Rodrick suffering from his

acuteness of the senses, and his sister suffering from depression and costant

thoughts of suicide.

Every detail of this story, from the opening description of

the dank tarn and the dark rooms of the house to the unearthly storm shows

Poe's choice of style.Poe's poetry also shows how morbid his imagination can

be.Poe was very well known for his his poem "Lenore" which he wrote after

the tragic death of his wife.

After his wifes death Poe went through a tragic period.This led poe to

write more tragic and sometimes morbid poems.It is also said to belive that

Poe used the drug opium, and drank a lot of alcohol.Poe's use of drugs is, for

the most part, purely a literary device.For some of Poe's more fantastic

storylines, his narrators admit the use of opium.Although some wondered if

Poe's wild imagination was fired by drugs, no one seems to have seriously

accused him of this habit during...