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Edgar Allan Poe
Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe
Becoming an Author
Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He had a brother named Henry and a sister named Rosalie. His mother and father were professional actors and his mom separated from his father when Edgar was young. Poe's mother died when Edgar was only 2 years old and he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Allan. At age 6, he went to school in England for 5 years where he learned Latin and French along with math and history before he returned to school in America.When he reached the age of 17, he went to Virginia University. Eventually, he started to drink a lot and became in debt and quit school a year later.
Edgar Allan Poe's first book was called "Tamerlane and Other Poems." He was 18 when the book was published. Someone bought this book recently for $662,500. Some of his other books were Annabel, The Black Cat, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Gold Bug, The City in the Sea, and The Devil in the Belfry.
The Raven was Poe's most famous poem. It was a very mysterious poem. Here is a fun video of The Raven
Over all, Edgar Allan Poe wrote 1 book, 2 novels, 9 articles, 66 stories, 7 collections, 70 poems, and 1 play. A lot of people think he's creepy, but Edgar Allan Poe was a great author.
The Raven is about something tapping at Edgar's chamber door while he was napping and he didn't know who it was. He opened the door and all he saw was the dark, winter night. Edgar was now shaking with fear. He remembered Lenore because she always comes to his mind even when he tries not to think about her. He heard the tapping again and opened the door to find nothing, again. He then opened the window and in came the raven. The raven flew up to the top of Edgar's chamber door and just sat there."Perched and sat and nothing more."Poe stares at the raven for a long time. The raven repeats "quoth the raven nevermore."
I really enjoyed The Raven because it is very mysterious and it makes you want to keep reading. When I was listening to it, I just couldn't get up and stop. The Raven is a great poem and if you read it, you will see for yourself how great it really is.