Edgar Allen Poe

Research Paper
The Life and Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe

There have been many different writers who became famous over time because of the way they wrote and the writings themselves. But when asked which one you admire, and why, what name will you say? For many, the name may be Shakespeare, or maybe even Hemingway, but when asked this same question, I answered very abruptly with the name, Edgar Allen Poe. Over the next few pages, I will inform you of the life that E.A. Poe endured and the writings he produced over his forty year era. What was it that made his poems and short stories so saddening? What was his motive to writing about such horrible things?
Life History
On the night of January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, Edgar Poe was born to the parents of Elizabeth Arnald Hopkins, and David Poe, Jr. Both Elizabeth and David were actors in Boston. When Poe was one year of age, his parents separated and Elizabeth took Poe in her custody. But soon afterwards, in December of 1811, Elizabeth died of reasons that could not be found. Edgars father David, soon died, or disappeared. Edgar was then put in for adoption and became part of the Allen family. This is where Edgar Poe got the name Allen from in his name. John and Frances Valentine Allen became the new parents of E.A. Poe. (Gordino, Timeline)
At the age of six, Poe went to a school in England for unexplainable reasons. In 1820, Poe returned home to finish his schooling in America, and became quite the accomplisher. In 1823, Poe became an athletic success from the William Burke University. But only two years later, John Allen’s uncle died, leaving John with thousands of dollars in his will. Poe then enrolled into the University of Virginia in 1826, but ended up dropping out due to money problems. (_Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe, _Barnes & Nobel)
Poe then published his first story, The Manuscript Found in a Bottle, and becomes a famed writer and poet. Poe then joined the...