Edgar Allan Poe

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For my research paper I have chosen Edgar Allan Poe as my author. I have selected this author because I really enjoy reading his work. I have read a lot of his work: The Raven, The Mask of the Red Death, Annabel Lee, The Cask of Amontidallo, The Fall of the House of the Usher, Eleonora. I really enjoy reading his work because they are full of mystery. He portrays a great feeling of darkness in all his works. He was one of the authors we focused a lot during my junior and senior year. When I was a senior, we saw a two hour documentary about him and his life growing up. I am very familiar with most of his work and his style. My favorite poems by Edgar Allan Poe are “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee”. They are very interesting pieces of literature. Both of these writings have so much meaning about his life. I believe they are his best two poems. He is the only author that has ever interested me. I know a lot about his personal life and career. I believe I could write a good biographical research paper about him.
Edgar Allan Poe was the son of David and Elizabeth Poe. His parents were both actors. He was born on January 19, 1809. His birth name was Edgar Poe. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He had an older brother and a younger sister. His brother was William Henry Poe and his younger sister Rosalie Poe. Edgar Allan Poe’s dad left the family sometime in 1810. His mother, Elizabeth Poe, died the following year of tuberculosis on October 11, 1811. After Edgar Allan Poe was left alone with no parents, he was taken in by John and Frances Allan. They lived in Richmond, Virginia. This is where his middle name Allan comes from. The family named him Edgar Allan Poe. In 1826 Edgar Allan Poe enrolled at the University of Virginia. Edgar Alla...

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... failed due to his drinking problem. On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allen Poe died. The cause of his death is unknown. He was found rambling on the streets by a man named Joseph W. Walker. According to Joseph Walker, he was “in great distress, and in need of immediate assistance”. Joseph Walker found him in Baltimore, Maryland on October 3 and took him to Washington College Hospital where he died. Edgar Allan Poe died at 5 A.M. There have been a lot of theories of what was the cause of Edgar Allan Poe’s death. Many people believe it was because of alcoholism. There have been theories that say it was a suicide, an overdose, and even because of rabies. The truth will never be known because the medical records and even his death certificate are all lost. His funeral had only a few people and it was on October 8, 1949. Edgar Allen Poe is buried at the University of Maryland.

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