Edgar Allan Poe

Meghan Woody
Mrs. Start
English 3 Period 7
13 March 2015

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe was the father of the short stories, a shining fictional theorist, an unpredictable genius, and an expert of human obsession. From 1835 until his death, he was arguably the main protagonist in the story of the building of American Literature. The scope of his achievements and the dramatic character of Poe's life have drawn readers and critics to him in droves.
His full name was Edgar Allan Poe, but that wasn't the name he was born with. His original name was Edgar Poe. He added Allan to his name because that was his foster family's name. Poe was a winter child. He was born on January 19, 1809, in ...

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within days of his estranged wife.
Poe captured the imagination and interest of readers around the world with his short stories and poems. His creative talents led to the beginning of different genres, earning him the nickname "Father of the Detective Story" among other distinctions. His life become a bit of mystery itself. "And the lines between fact and fiction have been blurred substantially since his death (Poets)." Poe was the son of actors who never really knew his parents. His father left the family when Poe and his siblings were very young, and his mother passed away when he was only two. At that time Poe was separated from his siblings, he went to live with John and Frances Allan, a tobacco merchant and his wife, in Richmond, Virginia. "He and Frances seemed to form a bond, but he never quite meshed with John. Preferring poetry over profits, Poe reportedly wrote poems on the back of some of Allan's business papers (A&E)." Money was a big issue between Poe and Allan. ...

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became friends, and she even helped him win over one of her neighbors, Mary Devereaux. It is reported that at one point, Virginia obtained "a lock of Devereaux's hair to give to Poe (Hutchisson)." When that didn't turn out well, Poe's loving eye turned to Virginia. By 1835, people had noticed his interest in Virginia. In fact, Virginia's half-sister's husband, Neilson Poe, had even offered to "take her in and have her educated in an attempt to prevent the girl's marriage at such a young age (Hutchisson)." Mad and scared that he would lose the little girl, Poe offered to take in and provide for Virginia's mother and the remainder of the family, in exchange for the marriage in August ...

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