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Edgar Allen Poe
Transcript of Edgar Allen Poe
(in Boston, Massachusetts.) His father abandoned the family when he was one. A year later, his mother died of tuberculosis. At this point, he was informally adopted by a wealthy merchant. Poe became rich after inheriting money from his uncle as a teenager. Young Adulthood Poe began attending the University of Virginia after finishing his secondary education.
However, he dropped out and joined the military after his sweetheart married someone else.
In 1829, Poe joined West Point, which he matriculated from in 1830.
Throughout his military career, he sporadically published poems, including one collection of 40 poems.
Publishing Career Poe's brother died in 1831. After this, Poe began writing more and more. Some of his most famous works are The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall in the House of Usher. In 1835, Poe married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. Sadly, she died of tuberculosis in 1847. Death After his wife's death, Poe began drinking excessively. On October 3, 1849, Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore. He was taken to the hospital, where he died on October 7. There are many theories as to what killed Poe, including cholera, epilepsy, and heart disease. However, the exact cause of death remains a mystery to this day (Liukkonen, "Edgar Allan Poe - Biography and Works.") The end!!!! Works Cited Ljungquist, Kent. "Edgar Allen Poe."
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Chicago: World Book, 2000. Merriman, C.D. "Edgar Allan Poe - Biography and Works."
The Literature Network. Jalic Inc. 2006. <http://www.online-literature.com/poe/>. April 29,2009. Literary Style Poe's literary style was, for the most part, very dark and gloomy. There were also supernatural elements in many of his works.