Edgar Allen Poe And The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is revered as one of the most astounding poets to ever live. Poe is still referenced has references to his more popular tales in the current culture. Examples of this are the classic Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode in which they parodied The Raven, R.L. Stine made a story based off The Black Cat. While he is largely remembered for The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Raven, Poe wrote around 80 stories and poems all together. While he is a celebrated poet, and a legend in the poet world, the life he led while alive was not the best, and he only found fame after death. But before we can cover the end of Poe’s days, we have to start at the beginning. Edgar Allan Poe was born in January 19th, 1809 in Boston to Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and David Poe, Jr. who …show more content…
This collection was funded through ex-cadets from West Point, who mostly donated 75 cents each, and raised $170 in total for it. Following its release, Poe moved back to Baltimore once more to his aunt, brother and cousin. It was then that he learned Henry, his elder brother, died due alcoholism. This death would give Poe a new sense of purpose, and would kick start his attempts at turning his writing into a career, in fact he was one of the first well-known American authors to try to get by purely on wages made from writing. Poe received an award form Baltimore Saturday Visiter for his short story “MS. Found in a Bottle”. This story caught the attention of a resourceful Baltimorean, John P. Kennedy, who helped Poe get his stories published in some places, and also introduced him to an editor of the Southern Literary Messenger of which Poe became an assistant editor in August 1835. This job would last a long couple of weeks, until Poe’s boss caught him drunk on the job. Following this Poe famously became married to his first cousin Virginia Clemm, who is known to be thirteen while he was

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