After his mother's death, Poe was taken into the home of his godfather, John Allen, and his wife. It is believed that John continued to abuse Poe as his father did. At the age of seventeen, Poe attended the University of Virginia for a short time. His godfather couldn't afford all of the tuition fees, and Poe resorted to gambling as a means to earn money. From this he accumulated much debt and was forced to drop out of the university.
After his mother’s death Poe had to live with a tobacco merchant and his wife(biography.com). He lived in Richmond, Virginia until he decided to leave to attend the University Of Virginia(biography.com). His adoptive father,John Allan, who he lived with when his mother passed, never gave him enough money to pay for all the costs of college(biography.com).Therefore Poe turned to gambling to cover the cost(biography.com). Poe was a very broken individual that had been through an enormous amount of problems(biography.com). 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.
By the age of thirteen, Poe wrote enough poetry to publish a book, but his headmaster advised him against it (Life). In 1826 Poe left Richmond to attend the University of Virginia, where he excelled in his classes while accumulating considerable debt. He took to gambling to pay off his debts, but was unsuccessful at doing so. After being humiliated at collage Poe returned to Richmond and visited the home of his fiancee Elmira Royster, only to discover that she had become engaged to another man in Poe’s absence (Life). He then published his first book Tamerlane when he was only eighteen.
Many of the things that happened to Poe shaped the way that he wrote. When his father abandoned his family and his mother died he was taken in by wealthy tobacco merchants, John and Frances Allan. He was separated from his siblings and they were all taken in by different families. He then was called Edgar Allan Poe even though he was never really adopted by the Allan’s. Poe soon left home and with the help of Allan he attended the University of Virginia but was only there for one semester due to the lack of money from Allan to continue his studies.
In fact, Poe was a man whose life was run by many tragedies. His parents died when he was young, his first wife died, he was kicked out of the army, after leaving home went to college with little money. “The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world”(Edgar Allan Poe). He didn’t even have enough money to complete his first semester in college(Edgar Allan Poe Museum). Poe wrote many thrilling, spooky, and ... ... middle of paper ... ...lan Poe (Brainyquote).
Financial difficulties caused him to drop out soon after starting school. Around this time Poe heard about the death of Frances Allan, who was his foster mother, and he published Poems by Edgar A. Poe. This volume included some of his most significant works, including “To Helen” which speaks specifically about death, which is a usual theme in most of his works. He attended West Point in 1830 and later served in the U.S. Army. Poe was discharged in 1831 and then began work as an editor and journalist.
While attending the University of Virginia, his fellow classmates were describing him as a dark and gloomy person. John Allen pulled Poe out of school because Poe racked up a gambling debt and at the time John was supporting him. When this happened, Poe joined the army. He was a cadet at West Point, but left shortly after John quit sending him money. Afterwards, Poe moved to New York City and began to have is poetry published.
In Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe states, “We loved with a love that was more than love.” This saying is used by thousands of people everyday to their soul mate. The American Renaissance, which began in 1828 through 1865. Poe was an Anti-Transcendentalist, he wrote mostly about self-destruction (sin). Edgar Allan Poe enjoyed writing about death, sinful acts, and how others felt towards sin. Edgar Allan Poe had married his fourteen year-old cousin, whom died ten years later at the age of twenty four, from Tuberculosis (Ljungquist N.P.).
(B-2) He returned to the U.S. in 1820 and continued his schooling in Richmond and in 1826 he went to the University of Virginia. (B-3) Poe showed remarkable scholastic ability in classical and romance languages but he was forced to leave the university after 8 months cause of quarrels with his godfather over his gambling debts. (B-4) John refused to pay Poe’s debts and forced him to work as a clerk. Edgar disliked his new duties as a clerk so he quit his job and estranging Allen and went to Boston where he wrote his first book Tamerlane and other poems (1827) it was published anomously. (C-2) Poverty from his gambling debts forced him to enlist into the army where he wrote his second volume of verse Al Aaraaf, was published.