Essay Edgar Allan Poe And The American Romanticism

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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous writers/poets of all time. When the name Poe comes to mind, most people think of his infamous tales of horror and mystery. His literary work reflects his troubled mind and the broken memories of his past. Poe is known as one of the most influential writers of the American Romanticism Period. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe is the son of two actors, David and Elizabeth Poe. He did not have a normal lifestyle because his father left the family, and his mother died when he was only three. After being separated from his siblings, Poe was taken in by the Allan 's, John and Frances. Edgar adapted to his new family well, only with one exception. He and Frances got along well, but John and him did not. Money was a major issue between Poe and John; constant fighting occurred because of this. Poe moved schools often while growing up, but still excelled in writing and poetry. For example, by age thirteen, he had written enough poetry to make a book. In 1826, Poe enrolled at the University of Virginia. During his time here, Poe went into debt, because John did not give him enough money to cover all of his expenses. Gambling became a daily routine for him to try and pay off the debt, but ultimately he was in too deep. Later, Poe returned home to find that his fiancée Elmira Royster had become engaged to someone else. Due to these two misfortunes, Poe decided to leave the Allan 's. In 1830, Poe…

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