Get A Settle In Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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Hey, it’s Edgar. Edgar Allan Poe. Get a snack. Settle in. Because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, how my life ended. You may have heard of me from my most famous poem “The Raven”. Some people know me as “The Tomahawk Man” for my critical reviews of others, but now people will learn about me, the reasons of my poetry, my love life, and my death. I was born on January 19, 1809 to two entertainers in Boston. I had two siblings an older brother and a younger sister, I was the middle child. My father left while I was the age of one, my family had to work twice as hard to survive, for my mother’s job was not well paying. After two years of struggling my mother died from tuberculosis, my brother also died from the wretched disease. Me and my sister were split up when we were adopted, I went with the Allans while she went with the Mackenzies. I grew up in a nice home me and Frances than I did John, in 1815 we moved to England where I was educated. We moved back to the United States in 1820, where I continued to learn and write poems. I was sent to the University of Virginia, where I excelled, but my foster father refused to pay my gambling debts. When I arrived home from the University I found out that Frances had died, using John 's sadness to my advantage I got him to pay for me enlisting into West Point. I realized that i no longer…show more content…
In 1835 I became the editor for the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond. I was known mostly for my harsh critic. I married Virginia while she was only the age of thirteen, we did not have any children but she died at the age of 24. She died of the wretched disease that stole my mother and brother away from me. After her death I began to write more poems and short stories, like “the Tale-Tell heart”, “The Raven”, and “the Masque of The Red Death”. My turned to alcohol to deal with my depression, after a while I finally had found a new job in
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