Edgar Allan Poe's Life

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Edgar Allan Poe always had a difficult life, starting when he was a child. When Poe’s mom died Mr. and Mrs. Allan adopted Poe when he was two years old. Poe was able to grow up in good surroundings and go to good school because Mr. John Allan was a successful merchant. However, Poe soon started to become broke leading him to join the army. Poe had a very difficult time getting his short stories and poems published. Although he had several jobs as an editor, those jobs did not last long. Poe died on October 3, but no one really knows what happened to him. Although Poe is a well-known author, it wasn’t an easy literary success for him. However, the hardships did not stop him from achieving his dreams. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, …show more content…
He went to Boston, and there he joined the U.S. Army. While he was in the army, Poe remained a sergeant major. Two years later, Poe’s adopted mom passed away. Mr. Allan showed a little affection towards Poe by signing Poe’s application to West Point. While he waited for the response Poe stayed in his grandmother’s house. When Poe’s mom died, Poe’s brother, Henry, started to live with his grandmother. Poe was reunited with his brother. After a year of waiting, Poe was finally entered West Point; however, he didn’t stay for too long because Mr. Allan would not send Poe money. American Romanticism started to develop around the 1820s and 1860s from many authors. Edgar Allan Poe was one of these authors. His suspense, horror, and thriller made his short stories well-known. Because of his rare and unique style of writing, he influenced the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Poe was very passionate in his writing, and he continued to push forward even though he went through many tribulations. Once he passed away, he was named with an award called The Edgar Allan Poe Award. It was named after him because he distinguished work in various categories of the …show more content…
Although Poe grew up in good surroundings and went to good schools, Poe still went through a lot with his adopted parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan. Since he didn’t have a good relationship with his adopted father, Poe decided to join the army. To get his short stories and poems published was extremely hard for Poe. He had the opportunity to become an editor, but every opportunity didn’t last too long.When Poe passed away, his short stories and poems became popular. Edgar Allan Poe never gave up, he continued to achieve his

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