How Does Poe's Life Influence His Works

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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writers of all time. Many people think of Poe as a suspenseful, gorey writer; however, he 's much more than that. His different genres and writings give him a uniqueness that made his readers love him. Possibly the events that have happened throughout Poe´s life has helped shape the way and why he writes. Though, through all of these tragedies, he still became one of the best writers in history. According to Robert Giordano, Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts (Giordano). When Edgar was at the age of three years old, his father left his family, and his mother died following shortly after. These traumatic events could possibly have influenced his writings later …show more content…

Poe 's writing career had many ups and downs. However, he did get a job as an editor of a newspaper with a contest he won. Afterwards, he married Virginia Clemm in 1836 (The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore). Strangely, she was his first cousin and he was 27, while she was 13. After this, Poe then began to publish his best writings such as: ¨The Raven¨, ¨The Black Cat¨, and many more. Also, acknowledging Giordano again, Poe created the first detective story, ¨Murders in the Rue Morgue¨. Poe then began to have more success in his writings but, he still hardly made a living off of it. Later, in 1847, Virginia died of Tuberculosis ( The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore). Poe then was deeply stressed; later, he returned to normal health. Through this event, Poe published a few more writings until a major disaster. In September 30, Poe was coming back from New York to go home but, he accidentally went aboard on the wrong train to Baltimore. According to, he stated, ¨On October 3, Poe was found at Gunner 's Hall, a public house at 44 East Lombard Street, and was taken to the hospital. Ḧe also said, ¨He lapsed in and out of consciousness but was never able to explain exactly what happened to him¨ (Giordano). Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, in that hospital. His death has led to many urban legends and a mystery to his

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