Henry, his brother, died of tuberculosis just like their mother did soon after Poe moved in (Merriman). The next few years, Poe published several works and became an editor at th... ... middle of paper ... .... 117-120. EBSCOhost. Web. 11 Apr 2012.
Poe was born on January 19th 1809 in Boston Massachusetts(biography.com). He passed away on October 7th 1849, after being found unconscious in Baltimore, Maryland (poetryfoundation.org). When Poe was only a year old both his parents split up, and because of that he never really knew his father(biography.com). Also his mother passed away when he was only 3, so he had little to no memory of her(biography.com). After his mother’s death Poe had to live with a tobacco merchant and his wife(biography.com).
Elizabeth could not preform when she was pregnant, but as soon as Edgar was born she was back on the stage. Rumors say Edgar sat back stage while his parents were preforming. Before Edgar got to the age of three, both of his parents had died of tuberculosis and he was orphaned. Edgar was soon adopted by John and Frances Allen (Famous Authors). Edgar got the middle name Allen from his adopted parents.
Living in England was beneficial to Poe for the reason that he gained his gothic style that appears so frequently in his work from this area. Although prior to his success challenges were in the forefront of his career, Edgar Allan Poe is a well-known poet who has made a huge impact on literature with his intriguing demonic thoughts and lines which are expressed in many of his most famous pieces such as, “The Raven,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Initially, Poe had a handful of difficulties that ruined the opportunity of many breakthroughs in his life as a poet. A biographer also noticed Poe’s economic status and verbalized that, “His financial circumstances were often desperate as he moved from one eastern city to another looking for work as a writer or editor of literary magazines” (Minor 9). Moving to discover work was very common for Poe due to the fact that he ran up numerous debts and Allan continually denied his requests for financial help which eventually forced Poe to drop out of school. Upon these occurrences Poe realized that he needed to find work in order to have some sort of stable income to make a living.
His mother tragically committed suicide during Gunn’s teenage years; however, before her death, his mother had inspired a deep love of reading and writing in young Thom, including the writings of Marlowe, Keats, Milton, and Tennyson, as well as several prose writers (Poets.org). Gunn also began to experience the first signs of his homosexuality during this period, but was confused about whether it was stress from the divorce and loss of a parent, or if it was something else that would later ... ... middle of paper ... ...sexuality in Gunn’s Early Poetry." The Ken yon Review. N.p., n.d. Web.