became the dependent of John Allan of Richmond, Virginia hence Allan being Poe’s middle name. The Allans were quite fond of young Poe as they had no children. Frances Allan was very motherly and nurturing towards Poe which was unfamiliar to him (Meltzer). At the age of five he began his schooling with a private tutor. He soon had a keen ear for music and was able to recite English poems. He would sparsely see his brother and sister from time to time. At age six the family moved to England where Poe
specific loss… that fate is necessarily indifferent to the power of beauty, and that destruction is an essential element of life experience.” This description really sums up most of Poe’s work. In Milton Meltzer’s Edgar Allan Poe: a biography, Meltzer tells about the time when Poe wrote “The Raven.” Meltzer explains that it is a hard time for Poe because he is making no money and there is much illness in Poe’s town (118). Poe began drinking again, which caused his literary creativity to fade. Poe begged
On July 4, 1804, an author by the name of Nathaniel Hawthorne was born (Meltzer). As Hawthorne grew, he began to develop a view of himself as “the obscurest man in American letters.” Through the use of popular themes such as isolation, guilt, and earthly imperfection, Hawthorne was able to involve much of his life and ancestral past in his work to answer his own political and religious wonders (“Nathaniel”). Hawthorne successfully “confronts reality rather than evading it” in many of his stories
Arnold. David Poe abandoned the family while Edgar was still a toddler. His mother died of tuberculosis before he was even three years old. John and Frances Allan became his foster parents. They were the ones who added “Allan” as his middle name (Meltzer 23). John Allan was a wealthy tobacco exporter, and he sent Edgar to some of the best boarding schools. He also attended the University of Virginia when he was sixteen and a half. However, he was forced to leave the school less than a year later
no procedure, no judiciary or legislature, and no deliberations. He could write a letter and declare anyone he wanted to be arrested, for whatever reason. King Louis could decide to go to war. He could make laws and repeal them on a whim (Biography, Cranny pg.62). As a leader, Louis XIV used war to try and resolve problems. However, he did build the Palace of Versailles and help establish the western world’s first dance institution; both of which still draw tourists from around the world.
John Hathorne, a prominent judge in the Salem Witch Trials. Hawthorne is a well known American Gothic author of the Romantic period; some of his commonly known works are: “The Scarlet Letter,” “The House of Seven Gables,” and “Young Goodman Brown”(Meltzer). The Romantic period was a period when the population at large focused on: the supernatural, an impulse to reform, the celebration of life, nature, and the idealization of woman(The Romantic Period) Hawthorne's short story “Young Goodman Brown” can
at the loss of his father, Hawthorne ensued a sadness that followed him throughout his life (Diorio). At age 9, Hawthorne injured his foot, causing him to become bed ridden for almost three years. During that time, he grew into an avid reader (Meltzer). He was home-schooled until he attended Bowdoin College, and years upon graduating took the job as the editor of a Boston-based magazine. At Bowdoin College, Nathaniel Hawthorne was introduced to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce (Diorio)
got little education but he did learn to read, write, and do arithmetic. At age 13 he began to work with his dad as a corset maker. Thomas later got a job as a excise officers. Around the year 1760 Thomas’ wife and child both died at childbirth.(Biography 1). Thomas Paine later wrote a 21 page article called “ the case of the officers of Excise”. Thomas met Benjamin Franklin who told him to move to america. Thomas arrived in philadelphia in November 30, 1774(A biograph of Thomas Paine 1). Thomas
writing these pieces, it is clear to see that the representation of the black man through Jesse B. Semple was accurate. Works Cited Hughes, Langston, The Best of Simple. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 1961 Meltzer, Milton, Langston Hughes: A Biography. New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1968 Klotman, Phyllis R. “Jesse B. Semple and the Narrative Art of Langston Hughes.” Critical Essays on Langston Hughes. Boston, Massachusetts: G. K. Hall & Co. Jackson, Andrew P.
could devote themselves. The officers under his command eventually trusted him fully. This was due Washington’s choosing each them carefully for their abilities and that he would not make rash decisions in the war and the officers’ knowledge thereof (Meltzer 50). His traits in battles including his strategic brilliancy to win battles decisively, abetting the invigoration of his troops to continue the fight despite their various struggles (Johnson 73). Grant, although to a lesser degree than Washington