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- Edgar Allan Poe Created by: Ryan Hoiland Biography Collected Works Original Poems Inspired Poems Sample Poems Bibliography
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- Biography Edgar Allan Poes Extraordinary Existence With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. This quote was said by Edgar Allan Poe which truly depicts his passion for poetry made his works legendary and memorable. He was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts to traveling actors, David and Elizabeth Poe. Poes parents had both died within three years of his birth and he was taken in by an affluent merchant in Richmond, Virginia by the name of John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan(Edgar Allan Poe Biography 2). At the age of 6, Poe went to school in Scotland, England for five years. Poe was very heartbroken and the last few months in the Allan mansion were very antagonistic until he stormed out of the home on a mission to find adventure and become an astonishing poet. Two years after storming out he found out that Frances Allan was ailing from tuberculosis. Poe had been accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, but was kicked out after just eight months. Being broken and alone, Poe went to Baltimore and called upon relatives in the city, where his Aunt Maria Clemn took him in. He soon fell in love with Maria Clemns daughter, Virginia. When Poe turned 27 he married Virginia Clemn, who was just 13 years of age, in Richmond. After struggling because of the financial crisis, known as Panic of 1837, Poe moved to New York City. After living in New York City for a year, Poe relocated to Philadelphia. Dissatisfaction and brokenness in his life led up to Poes death on October 7, 1849 at the young age of 40, with the exact cause of his death being a mystery(Poes Life 1). Biography Collected Works Original Poems Inspired Poems Sample Poems Bibliography
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- Biography Cont. Poes life had been a tremendous influence on his books and poetry. His first accomplishment, after storming out of the Allan mansion, was his book, Tamerlane, which he published when he was only 18. Before attending West Point, Poe published another volume of poetry. Poe, frustrated and upset, lasted just eight months in the United States Military Academy at West Point (Edgar Allan Poe 2)Thrown out of the military, Poe soon published yet another book. While Poe was in Baltimore, Allan had perished, leaving Poe out of his will. Living in poverty, Poe began publishing his short stories, one of which won a contest sponsored by the Saturday Visiter. He had established great connections through the competition, which allowed him to print more stories. Poe finally discovered his lifes work as a magazine writer, when he received an editorial position at the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond. Within a year of working for the Southern Literary Messenger, he helped make the most accepted magazine in the south. He was able to make this possible with his astounding stories, along with his scathing book reviews. His reputation soon developed into that of a courageous critic who not only insulted the author and the northern literacy establishment, but attacked an authors work. One of Poes victims was anthologist and editor, Rufus Griswold. After marrying Virginia Clemn and moving to New York, he wrote his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and struggled to find magazine work. After just one year in New York, Poe relocated to Philadelphia in 1838, where he wrote a diverse number of magazines. While living in Philadelphia, Poe served as editor of Butons magazine. He had also served as an editor of Grahams magazines and continued to sell articles to Alexander's Weekly Messenger and other journals. Poe was still scarcely able to make a living, in spite of his growing fame. When his original book of short stories, Tales of the Grotesque, was published, he was only paid with 25 free copies of his book. In search of better opportunities, Poe moved back to New York in 1844, where he introduced himself to the city by perpetrating a hoax. His sensational "news story", of a balloon trip across the ocean, had caused the community to read everything about it, until Poe revealed he had deceived them. Poe had been made a household name in January 1845 with the publication of The Raven. Biography Collected Works Original Poems Inspired Poems Sample Poems Bibliography
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- However, gossip about Poe's relationship with a married women spreading, forced him to leave the city in 1846. After fleeing the city, Poe moved to a small cottage in the country and it was here where Poe's wife had died, after suffering from tuberculosis, at the age of 24. He had become devastated causing him to be unable to write for months. In Lowell, Massachusetts, while on lecture tour, Poe met and befriended a woman by the name of Nancy Richmond, and she had soon inspired some of his well-known poetry. After his wife had passed away, Poe had spent much of his time touring from one city to the next giving lectures and finding backers for his future magazine project to be called, The Stylus (Poes Life 2). The name Poe brings to mind many images. When people hear his name they think of images, such as premature burials, murderers and madmen and mysterious women returning from the dead. He is often seen as morbid, with crumbling castles or mysterious figures lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries. He made his livelihood as America's first great literacy critic and theoretician. His reputation mostly rests today on his tales of terror, as well as on his memorable lyric poetry. Poe uses literary devices such as, anadiplosis, which is the repetition of the last word of one line or clause to begin the next, to bring the reader into what they are reading and make them begin to feel and think the way the characters do. Poe has been widely acknowledged as an innovator in the science fiction genre and the inventor of the modern detective story (Poes Life 1). Biography Cont. Biography Collected Works Original Poems Inspired Poems Sample Poems Bibliography
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- Collected Works Alone Annabel Lee The Bells The City in the Sea The Conqueror Worm Dream-Land A Dream Within A Dream Eldorado For Annie The Haunted Palace The Raven Complete List of Collected Works Biography Collected Works Original Poems Inspired Poems Sample Poems Bibliography
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- Analysis Poem The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door- Only this, and nothing more." Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow;- vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore- Nameless here for evermore. Biography Collected Works Original Poems Inspired Poems Sample Poems Bibliography
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