Essay on Edgar Allan Poe And Stephen King

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Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King are both critically acclaimed authors. Both authors are know for their legendary stories of mystery and horror. Their works have impacted the literary world in similar yet different ways. This essay will examine the similarities and differences between these legendary authors.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. When Poe was only one years old his father abandoned his family. One year later his mother died, leaving him orphaned. John and Frances Allan, wealthy tobacco merchants from Virginia, decided to take Poe under their wing. Poe lived with the Allan 's up until he was a young adult. As Poe grew older Allan tried to mold Poe into being a business man, but Poe had no interest. Writing was Poe 's real passion. By the age of thirteen Poe had written enough poetry to write a book. Poe went to the college at the University of Virginia. Since Poe didn 't receive enough funds from Allan he accumulated a massive amount of debt. Poe 's debt forced him to go back to Virginia but once he got there he soon found that his fiancée Elmira Royster, became engaged to another man. His anger and heartbreak caused increased tensions with Allan. Poe decided to leave the house and pursued a career in poetry.
Poe published his first book, Tamerlane as well as poems in 1827. In 1829 he published a second collection of Al Araffe, Tamerlane, and Minor poems. Poe had also joined the army and
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