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Edgar Allan Poe

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Today I’m going to be telling you about Edgar Allan Poe such as his career beginnings, major works, and tragic death. But first, lets get to know where he comes from. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He never really knew his parents, both to whom were professional actors. His father left the family early and his mother died before he was three years old. He was a foster child who was raised by Frances and John Allan. John Allan being a famous tobacco importer sent Poe to many high-class schools. John sent Poe to the University of Virginia, where Poe did excessively well. Since Poe didn’t receive enough money from John Allan to pay for college, he moved to Boston and enlisted in the United States Army (The Biography.com). He also published his first poetry collection, Tamerlane, and Other Poems. The volume went unnoticed by readers and reviewers, and a second collection, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (Poetry Foundation). By having this new collection more people viewed it, but only by a few more viewers in 1829. This same year he was honorably disch...
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