Edgar Allen Poe Julisa Esparza block 5

Early child hood:On January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His dad left them when he was young. His brother and mom died when he was just about three years old. John and Frances Allan raised him as a foster child in Richmond, Virginia. His foster dad sent Poe to the best boarding school.

Midlife:then to the university of Virginia. After less than one year of school, however, he was forced to leave the university when Allan refused to pay Poe’s debts. so poe started gambling so he could pay them off but then ended leaving.. Poe returned briefly to Richmond, but his relationship with Allan deteriorated. In 1827, he moved to Boston and enlisted in the United States Army. In 1819 he wrote his first poems but didn't get any public attention. He later got kicked out of the army for financial problems and went to move with his aunt and cousin. In 19836 he secretly married his cousin Virginia who was 13 at the time Over the next ten years, Poe would edit a number of literary journals including the Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine and Graham’s Magazine in Philadelphia and the Broadway Journal in New York City.

Closer to the death of Poe:It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor. He published some of his best-known stories and poems, including “The Fall of the House of Usher," “The Tell-Tale Heart," “The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and “The Raven.” After Virginia’s death from tuberculosis in 1847, Poe’s lifelong struggle with depression and alcoholism worsened.On October 3, 1849, he was found in a state of semi-consciousness. Poe died four days later of “acute congestion of the brain.” They actually don't know the real reason why he died. They found him drunk, unconscious and wearing clothes that didn't belong to him. They took him to the hospital but he then died four days later. Evidence by medical practitioners who reopened the case has shown that Poe may have been suffering from rabies. During a lecture tour of the East Coast, Poe engaged himself to a former childhood sweetheart she was a wealthy widow) Elmira Royster Shelton back in Richmond, he died 10 days before their wedding.

SEMTNER P. Christopher "13 Haunting Facts About Edgar Allan Poe’s Death" OCT 5, 2014(Semtner 1) Biography.com

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