Women In Edgar Allan Poe's Life

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“The Women in Poe 's Life” After extensive research on Edgar Allan Poe, I discovered that he had many women, alongside his lovers he was married once and engaged to one other woman before his death, I will do a personal analysis of all of his experiences with women to come to a conclusion as to whether or not his relationships with women affected his works. Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 19, 1809 to Eliza Poe and David Poe. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, Edgar Allan Poe 's mother, was 18 during her first marriage and six months later she was widowed. In 1806 she married David Poe, Edgar 's father. She was on stage up to ten days before Edgar was born and as early as three weeks later she was back to performing. She was overworked …show more content…
After two years of a five year service he wanted out, the only way to do that was to get in contact with his foster father, John Allan, as his lieutenants condition to help him get out. Frances Valentine Allan was Poe 's foster-mother who took him in after the death of both of his parents. John Allan and Frances Allan were not able to have children so they adopted Poe, they were very wealthy which allowed Poe to grow up with a very comfortable life. Up until the day that Frances died she remained the emotional support for Edgar when he and John Allan had a rocky relationship. At the age of 20 Poe met his seven year old first cousin Virginia Clemm, his real father and Virginia 's mother were siblings. He ended up moving into their home for a period of time. Family members began to notice that he acquired an attraction towards her and tried to take her away and prevent marriage at such a young age. They were secretly married on September 22, 1835, she was on their marriage certificate as 21 years of age. They were later married publicly on May 16, …show more content…
For a very long time he wanted to marry Sarah. When Poe was 27 he saw that she had been married and was then known as Sarah Elmira Shelton. When Poe was 40 he became engaged to Sarah once again, she may have been his “Lost Lenore”. Annabel Lee could have also been written about her because of the line “...she was a child and i was a child…”, they were both together at a very young age and just like in the story Annabel Lee, his love was taken away from him. Poe died just 10 days before they were supposed to marry. Poe and Frances Sargent Osgood met for the first time on March 1845, at the time she and her husband had been separated. He had been attracted to “Fanny” because of her child like features that had reminded him of his wife Virginia, who at the time was still alive. His wife felt that Osgood had a major effect on Poe because he stopped drinking to impress her. She and Poe both engaged in a courtship though literature, exchanging poems in his magazine the “Broadway

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