What Is The Difference Between Edgar Allan Poe's Life And Death

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. He is one of the thousands of people to become famous for his stories in horror. Throughout his life, he dealt with grief and death more than anything because his life was terrible from childhood to adulthood for the last few years. From happiness to grief, Poe had mostly sadness and misery throughout his life. As a result, when Poe was one his mother died of tuberculosis on December 8, 1811, in the state of Richmond, Virginia. After his mother died, Poe and his two siblings, William Henry and Rosalie, became orphans and went to live with John Allan, a Scottish tobacco merchant. The story that best fits his experience with tuberculosis is “The Masque of the Red Death.” “Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.” Poe was surrounded by death all his life. The ones he…show more content…
Virginia was able to survive five years of tuberculosis but died at the age of 24. His poem “Annabel Lee” is written for his wife after she died. “But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we.” After Virginia lost to tuberculosis, Poe went into a deep dark state of drinking to take his sadness away. He wrote “Masque of the Red Death,” because of all the tuberculosis and how it kills people faster. Ironically tuberculosis gave Poe stories/poems to write stories over his life and how he felt during that time. Poe wrote about 118 stories/poems about his life and how his thoughts were about the hard times. When Poe was on his very own deathbed he said to God, “Help my poor soul,” and then God let him die, because God knew he left a great legacy for others to remember, how Poe felt throughout his life and about everything he had in his life. Poe’s perception is very different from now that he is remembered in so many ways from his
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