Essay Edgar Allan Poe 's Life

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Edgar Allan Poe
Try to imagine how you would feel if you lost every family member you truly loved died. Edgar Allan Poe went through this during his life. Poe lived an interesting life, and it affected the way he thought and wrote his short stories. Poe never really had people to look up too. Many of the people that cared for him ended up passing away. Edgar was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. During his childhood he had some tragic times. His mother, Elizabeth Poe, died when he was only the age of two. Poe washed up into his wealthy grandparents who adopted him. At this time, he was going to a good school and living a healthy life with decent grades. Edgar went to the University of Virginia when he was seventeen. Although his grandparents were wealthy, Poe did not get enough money from them. He began to drink heavily and go into debt. This lead Poe into the army. Edgar Allan entered the army as a cadet. He didn 't stay long because John Allan refused to send him any money. It is thought that Edgar purposely broke the rules and ignored his duties so he would be dismissed. Later, Poe struggled to become a writer, as his works never got published. His writings were all about horrific and tragic times, similar to his life. During his adult life, he got married to his cousin, but she ended up dying as well. As life was tragic for Poe, he used his writing skills to blend in with his tragic experiences to write disturbing and interesting stories.
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