Edgar Allan Poe And The American Romanticism Period

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Edgar Allan Poe is a highly renowned writer, poet, and scholar. He has written everything from horror stories to scientific textbooks. Edgar Allan Poe positively influenced the world artistically, philosophically, and literarily as reflected in the literature of the American Romanticism Period. Edgar was born on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents, David Poe Jr. and Eliza Poe, were traveling actors. His mother died on December 8, 1811 and his father died December 11, 1811. They are said to have been on a traveling theatrical tour at the time of their deaths. This tragedy caused Edgar to be taken in by his godfather, John Allan, and John’s wife Frances. Poe lived with the Allan’s in England from 1815 to 1820, and during …show more content…
Army. This was also the year he published Tamerlane and Other Poems while he was in Boston. Frances Allan died on February 28, 1829. Poe was then stationed at Fort Monroe in Virginia, there he was promoted to Sergeant Major, and then was discharged early by request. He also had a few minor poems published during this time as well. He then was accepted to West Point Academy. Edgar had a record setting amount of demerits, and punishment reports which caused him to be expelled from West Point in 1831. During this time he had heard from his foster father, who had remarried, that he didn 't wish to talk to Edgar …show more content…
He became the assistant editor of Burton’s Gentlemen’s Magazine in June of 1839, and also published a scientific textbook. In 1840 he published the Tale of the Grotesque and Arabesque, which includes his well known story “The Fall of the House of Usher”. Poe had many fights with the editor of Burton’s and quit in May. He then became the editor of Grahams Magazine in February, 1841. He also published a story called “Murders in the Rue Morgue” which was the first modern detective story. In 1842 he published “The Pit and the Pendulum”,“The masque of the Red Death”,and “The Mystery of Marie Roget”. He even interviewed Charles Dickens in March of that year. Then in 1843 he published “The Tell-Tale Heart”,“The Gold Bug”,“The Black Cat”,and “The Rationale of Verse”, a critical essay. In 1844 Poe moved to New York City, and lectures on “The Poets and Poetry of America”. He also published a satirical story. The next year he published “The Raven” in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. Poe had a big year in the year of 1846 he moved to Fordham, New York, “The Cask of Amontillado” was published, a critical essay on the philosophy of composition was published, and several of his works were translated and critically acclaimed in France. On January 30, 1847 Virginia Clemm-Poe died, and Edgar fell ill soon after. In the summer of 1849 Poe went back to Richmond to lecture, and see friends. He got engaged to widow Sarah

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