Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's Death And Darkness Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe is considered one of America’s most influential writer and poet. His creative talents led to the beginning of different literary genres, earning him the nickname "Father of the Detective Story" among other distinctions (Biography.com Editors). His trilling tales of death and darkness brought Americans to see a different side of the loving passionate genre in literature. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the son of David and Elizabeth Poe. David Poe was born in Baltimore. Elizabeth Arnold was an actress, born in England. She came to the United States from England in 1796. Elizabeth married David Poe after her first husband died in 1805. They had three children together, Henry, Edgar, and Rosalie Poe. Later on she separated from David Poe, and took her children with her. When Edgar was only two years old, Elizabeth died in 1811. Henry went to live with his grandparents, and another family took in Rosalie. Edgar went to live with John and Frances Allan, a successful tobacco merchant and his wife, in Richmond, Virginia (Biography.com Editors). The Allan Family took in Edgar, and they ended up adopting him. John Allan, Edgar’s stepfather, never fully accepted Edgar. John Allan, being a successful tobacco merchant gave Edgar the opportunity to grow up in good surrounding and gave him the opportunity to go to good schools. When he was six years old he went to school in England for five years, during those years, he learned Latin,…

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