Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart

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Edgar Allan Poe was known for his tales of mystery and horror. He was born January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. Both Poe’s parents died before the he was the age of 3. He was taken in by a wealthy tobacco merchant, John Allen from Richmond, Virginia. Poe started writing poetry at a very early age. Not just writing for fun, but was good enough to publish a book by the age of 13. His stories seemed to always have a dark meaning within them. Many believed he based his stories off his real life feeling about the world. In his story The Tell-Tale heart shows how a person’s hidden secret can drive them insane enough to reveal it. Like many, this piece of writing seemed to be a real experience for him.
The Tell-Tale Heart is a horror fiction

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