Edgar Allen Poe and His LifeStory

Edgar Allen Poe and His LifeStory

Edgar Allen Poe was a very famous poet and writer,Poe created many poems and
stories such as The Raven, The Tall -Tale Heart, The Fall of The House of Usher
and many more. (tompson 1)Edgar lived from 1809 to 1849. He was born on January
19,1809, in Boston Massachusetts but grew up in Richmond Virgina but through his
many travels he lived in half a dozen eastern cities. He lived a short and
tragic life. His first career was to study in law but soon went against his
family and started a career in acting. His critic reviews were poor. Many
critics thought his technique was bad.Edgars father was an actor by the name of
David Poe and his mother also an actress by the name of Elizabeth.edgar was the
second of three children, about the time that the third child was born Edgar’s
father died. After his father had died Edgars mother and her two yougest
children went to Richmond, his brother William already had been settled with
relatives in Baltimore. Poe’s mother was in the lastest stages of her diesease,
struggling with two kids, she died. Edgar and , an infant, Rosalie, were
orphaned. Poe finally was hit with the reliazation of his parents death.In
1811on a visit of generousity, Mrs. Francis Allen learned of the situation of
the Poe babies. Mrs. Allen had no babies of her own and to that she took home
handsome little Edgar. Mr. John Allen didn’t aprove of a permant adoption but
he began to in time support the child, and became proud of his good looks and
intelligence.When Edgar was six years old Mr. Allens bussiness took them to
Scotland, they lived there for about five years. Edgar persued his education at
the Irvin Grammer School in Irvin, Scotland.After many journeys throughtout his
childhood Edgar and the Allens returned to Richmond, Virgina.There at the age of
11 Mr. Allen enrolled Edgar into the English and Classical School attended by
sons of the more fashionable families of Richmond.There Edgar began to feel the
difference between himself and the others at this school.To this Edgar the sense
of injury made its self evident at home with fits of temper and rebellion for
which there seemed to the family , no justification. Mr. Allen did not put up
with such behavior , Mr.Allen repeatedly reminded Edgar about his
"disreputable" parentage.In Edgar’s college years his growing
antagonism between father and son, Mr.

Allen was willing to send Edgar to the University of Virgina. Edgar had gone
to the university to in fact get away from the Allen house hold. This
indescribable social college campus set Edgar in for a major turn around , Edgar
began to gamble to where he couldn’t pay off debts he incountered, when Edgar
drank is sent him into a wild statof excitement.

Edagr was then pulled out of the University for such behavior. Mr.Allen then
out him in a low, routine job at hjis counting house. This was very humiliating
for Edgar and he just couldn’t bear it anymore , the answer, to leave home.He
left to Boston where he

manage to publish a collection of his poems, desperate for money, he then
joined the army under the name of Edgar A. Perry. Army barracks were no place
for this young noblemen.Poe turned to his foster father for reconciliation,
Mr.Allens then purchased Edgar out of the army, which was possible at that time.
Shortly after he publisheds

another set of his writings. Little more then a year after Poe decided
consider a military career, he gained admission to the United States Military
Academy at West Point , New York.

Edgar was of two minds about the Academy: an army career was suitable for a
Virginia gentleman he longed to be, but the discipline was uncongenial. The
second mind won, and Edgar deliberately provoked expulsion by cutting all drills
and classes. This was it for Mr. Allen. Mrs. Allen death removed Edgars friend
in the house.Edgars love life began with a woman named Sarah Elmira Royster,
they got engaged but never got married because sarahs dad disapproved of the
marriage . Edgar

went to Charlottesville but said he would write to her everyday. Her father
intercepted

every letter he wrote her and everyday since sarah never got the letters of
course she

never wrote back and everyday that Edgar never got a letter from her he got
more and

more depressed. John Allen broke off the engagement . (tompson5)

In the two years after his final rupture with Mr. Allan,