From this he accumulated much debt and was forced to drop out of the university. He returned home, only to find that the girl he loved, Elmira Royster, had gotten married. He joined the army, but his godfather later purchased his release and helped him to enroll in West Point Military Academy. Again, Poe's godfather could not cover the costs, so again, Poe resorted to gambling. He acquired debts of over two thousand dollars, and was later expelled due to disciplinary problems.
When Poe turned seventeen he attended the University of Virginia. The amount of money John Allan was giving Poe was not enough to cover the universities tuition requirements. One year later, Poe left the University of Virginia due to unfulfilled tuition payments. Some Poe experts say he may have gambled to obtain the debts. Other beliefs are that Poe later spent his two years in the army, in hopes to stay away from debtor’s prison.
Poe's life started tragically, when his father deserted his family and his mother died of tuberculosis (Bloom 1999). The death of his mother could have influenced some of his darker themes in his poems about death .He lived his childhood with a foster family who paid for his education (Bloom 1999). He went to a University for a while until he got into trouble. He had a gambling issue that latter put him into great debt; his foster father refused to pay for (Bloom 1999). Poe put his soul into writing and he used his personal experiences through out life.
He was estranged from his foster father at some point in this period over gambling debts Poe had acquired while trying to get more spending money, and so Poe enlisted in the United States Army as a private using the name Edgar A. Perry on May 26, 1827. That same year, he released his first book, Tamarlane and Other Poems. After serving for two years and attaining the rank of Sergeant-major, Poe was discharged. In 1829, Poe's foster mother Frances Allan died and he published his second book, Al Aaraf. As per his foster mother's deathwish, Poe reconciled with his foster father, who coordinated an appointment for him to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Edgar was sent to the best boarding schools and later on attended the University of Virginia where he was successfully academic. He was forced to leave due to refusement to pay his gambling debts. In 1827, he moved back to Boston and enlisted in the United States Army where his first poems titled Tamerlane, and Other Poems were published. In 1835 he began to sell short stories to magazines and became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond. His brother Leonard Poe was a poet before his death, and Poe was thought as being morbid and mysterious.
But before he left, Poe got engaged to Elimare Royster. Poe was a very good student; especially at French and Latin. But due to his fiancé not responding to his letters and a fallout with John Allan over debt of gambling debts, Poe left the university and made his way to Boston where he enlisted in the Army. In 1829 Poe published “Tamerlance and other Poems” which was very unsuccessful and Francis Allan died. Poe then got discharged from the Army so he could attend West Point.
When he came back home one time he discovered t... ... middle of paper ... ... through great troubles all of his life, he still decided to share it with the world in the best way he could. Without his poems, Poe probably wouldn’t be the poet he is known for today. As the “Father Of Horror” Poe really brought his poems to life in a haunting and deeply saddening way; but also in a good way. Works Cited "Edgar Allan Poe Biography." Bio.com.
Poe excelled in his studies and before much later, was accepted into the University of Virginia ("A Short Biography") . However, Poe soon became an alcoholic, and started to gamble his money away, forcing him to ask his father for financial help at which his father refused because he would only pay tuition for a scholar, not a gambler. Poe eventually had to drop out of the university. Poe then decided to join the army and he was admitted into the United States Military Academy in 1827, where again, he could not pay for the tuition and dropped out (“Edgar Allan Poe”). Poe went to live with his cousin, Virginia, who he soon married in 1836, but he still lived a meage... ... middle of paper ... ...he father of the detective story (“Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore”; Thomas).
Confused and homesick, Edgar began playing cards, gambling, and drinking. He soon accumulated an excessive debt of two thousand dollars. Discovering he could not depend upon his foster father for financial support to pay off his debts, he withdrew from the University. In May of 1827, Poe enlisted in the army as a common solider under the name of Edgar A. Perry. He was stationed on Sullivans’s Island in Charleston Harbor for over a year.
They lived in Richmond Virginia where John was a prosperous tobacco merchant. When Poe turned six the Allan’s moved to England where they stayed for five years. While in England Poe went to good schools and took Latin, French, math, and history classes. As Edgar got older he became interested in writing and poetry. He tried to pursue it as a career but John his adopted father wouldn’t allow it, he wanted Edgar to continue to run the tobacco business.