Edgar Allen Poe 's The Raven And For Annie

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Edgar Allen Poe’s life was torn apart and ripped to shreds by family members, women and his work. There will be an outline of Poe’s life in this biography, and a closer analysis will be performed on his works To Helen, The Raven and For Annie. The connection between Poe’s works, his muse and those that aspire to write like him will also give a clear understanding of Poe’s wicked mind and his unique writing techniques (Edgar Allen Poe; Ferguson, Salter, and Stallworthy; Poe Museum; Poetry Foundation; Quinn; Kennedy and Gioia). Poe was born into his treacherous life in 1809 on January 19th in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents, David Poe Jr and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins, worked as actors at the Placide’s Theatre. In 1811, Poe and his two siblings, William and Rosalie, were left orphaned due to their mothers death of tuberculous and their fathers abandonment. While Poe’s siblings went to pursue their lives with the family of Jane Scott MacKenzie, Poe started living with John Allen, a filthy tobacco merchant, and his wife, Frances Valentine Allen, in Richmond, Virginia (Poe Museum). Between 1815 and 1820, the Allen family and Poe traveled to England where Poe attended a school in London and suburban Stoke-Newington. The Allen’s and Poe traveled back to Richmond and resided in a home on fifth and main street. Poe continued his studies at some of the best schools in Virginia and was academically successful, as well as succeeded at swimming. The “early poetic verses found written in a young Poe’s handwriting on the backs of Allen’s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.” (Poe Museum) and showed how much passion he had for literature (Poe Museum). Poe’s writing had two parts to it. One was that the ... ... middle of paper ... ... Stallworth; Poe Museum; Quinn; Kennedy and Gioia; Poetry Foundation). Works Cited Edgar Allen Poe. Academy of American Poets , n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. . Ferguson, Margaret W., Salter, Mary J., and Stallworthy, Jon. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. fifth ed. N.p.: W.W. Norton, 2005. 2120-2121. 2 Print. Kennedy, X J., and Dana Gioia. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Sixth ed. New York: Harper Collins College Publishers, 1995. Print. Poe Museum. Richmond Garden Trail, 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. . The Poetry Foundation. N.p., 2015. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. . Quinn, Arthur H. Edgar Allen Poe: A Critical Biography. Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore , 1998. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. .

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