Edgar Allen Poe: The Biography Of Edgar Allan Poe

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Waylon Wishon English III
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16- May- 2017
The Biography of Edgar Allan Poe

“Lord, help my poor soul”, the last and final words of the amazing writer, Edgar Allan Poe, before his sudden death in 1849. Edgar Allan Poe wrote dark and treacherous stories and poems that often lead to the questioning of his mental state. Poe lived a rather difficult life in which writing was his escape. No one ever knew what had happened to Poe, only that he was a drunk. Edgar Allan Poe 's parents were both professional actors who did their job well. Edgars parents passed away when he was only three years old leaving him to be an orphan. Hs family was dirt poor. His dad left his family when he was only two years old with two other siblings, Henry and Rosalie, causing things to turn to the worse for the family. Soon after that Edgar 's mom died of tuberculosis in Richmond, Virginia. Edgar became a merchant and grew up rather comfortably. For five years Edgar and his foster family moved and lived in England, where Edgar got a good education at a school outside of London. When Edgar was 15 he wrote his first poem Last night, with many cares & toils oppres 'd, Weary, I laid me on a couch to rest. In 1826 Poe enrolled in the University of Virginia. Edgar was a good student with a bad gambling problem. By the end of his first semester, Poe was over $2000 in debt, to which John refused to pay.
In 1827, Edgar Poe was enlisted into the army under the false name of Edgar A. Perry. Poe was
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