Consumption In Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most famous story writers of all time. He wrote many stories such as “The Mosque of the Red Death” and the “Raven.” The Raven was one of the most famous poems that he wrote (May). However, Poe was surrounded by a sickness known as “Consumption.” Nearly all of his loved ones died from this sickness. Many of Poe’s life events inspired him to write several dark stories.
Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. His mother, Elizabeth, died when he was an infant so he was adopted by John Allan. He was raised in Richmond, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia and received the highest honor in his class (Quinn). One year later he dropped out because his dad refused to pay for the expenses. As a result, he decided to join the army. He wrote his first book in the summer of 1827 and it was called “Tamertane and Other Poems.” Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1489 in Baltimore, Maryland. These tragedies inspired him to write many dark and mysterious stories. Poe was two years old when his mother died from “Consumption”; unfortunately, this would not be the first loved one he would lose to this illness.
Edgar Allan Poe’s life had a major impact he had on poetry after his death. “Consumption” surrounded him and quite a few of his loved ones died tragically from this illness. This inspired him to write
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Poe wanted nothing to do with Tuberculosis yet it always affected his loved ones. The intruder represents the sickness and how it kills everything that comes in contact with it. The prince represents Poe and his hatred for the illness. This story relates to his personal life because the visitors including the prince died from touching the intruder. The intruder represents Tuberculosis. This illness killed most of Poe’s loved ones, including his wife and his mom. His agony from losing the people he loved from the illness is the motive for this

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