Edgar Poe was born in Boston in 1809. His parents were stage actors: his dad was David Poe, and his mom Eliza Arnold. Maybe his parents’ talent explains why he was so creative. Edgar’s dad left the family, Eliza, Edgar, his brother Henry and his sister Rosalie, when Edgar was only two. Then one year later his mom died, leaving her children orphans. Edgar Poe was then adopted by John Allan. John Allan was a wealthy merchant in Virginia, who raised Edgar and paid his way through grammar and high school.
Edgar then enrolled in the University of Virginia. Unfortunatly Poe gambled all of his money away and Allen refused to pay his debt. Poe had to leave the university and join the army in order to make some money. Poe signed up to attend West Point Military Academy but only lasted one year there. He was then broke and had been disowned by John Allan, who was tired of sending him money. Although he had already published a few poems in magazines, it was out of his desperation of having no money or career in the military that his life as an author really started.
After being expelled from West Point he moved in with his aunt and cousin, who lived in Baltimore, and were very poor. He barely got by on the stories he wrote and very few were even published. He married his cousin, Virginia Clemm. Soon enough, like everyone else in his life, she died also. He kept on writing and publishing for a long time. He had a really hard and lonely life.
He tried marriage 2 more times, but neither of them worked out. He was also struggling to earn enough money to live well, but became an alcoholic. On September 27, 1849, after Edgar left Richmond to return home, he mysteriously disappeared for a week. When one of his friends finally found him in a bar in Baltimore, he was seriously ill. Many people believe that he was suffering from a broken heart. There’s also a theory that he had contracted rabies. Most likely he died from exposure while wandering the street.
The Autobiographical Elements In The Works OfThe Autobiographical Elements In The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe The Autobiographical Elements in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe "There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportions' (Biography on Poe 8). Edgar Alan Poe endured a very difficult life and this is evident in his literary style. He was once titled the "master of the ...
Edgar Allan Poe wrote alot of successful short stories and poems that leave the reader disturbed by the sadness of his thoughts.The idea that these thoughts came from Poe’s own depressing life makes me appreciate who he was and what he wrote.