The Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on Other Writers

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Thesis: Edgar Allen Poe was an American poet, writer, editor, critic shorty story writer, thrill seeker and he influenced many great writers and poets, some have made award winning movies off of the stories they have written and continue to do just that.

Introduction: Edgar spent many years writing and learning about American literature. He loved to just write that’s why he did so many different things in the writing profession. He influenced many famous writers etc. so he’s a very influential man and his name lives on as a legend


Paragraph 1: Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts (January 19, 1809-October 7, 1849) He had a sister (Rosalie) and a brother (Henry) his parents were David and Elizabeth Poe, his mom died in 1811 and his dad went to live with his grandparents while Edgar was adopted by his “god father” John Allan and his wife, they had no children.

Paragraph 2: When Edgar was 6 he went to live in England and there he went to school for 5 years. He later returned to America in 1826 and attended the University of Virginia. Even though his dad had plenty of money he only gave Edgar about a 3rd of what he needed. Edgar soon went into debit and began heavy drinking and gambling, he quit school less than a year.

Paragraph 3: He went to Boston where he published a pamphlet of youngful Byronic poems, “Tanner lane” and others


Paragraph 1: Edgar had no money and no job skills so he decided to go to the U.S Army he did fairly well, he retained rank as sergeant major and they changed his named from Edgar Allan Poe to Edgar Allan Perry, after his foster mom died John Allan purchased his release and singed his applicant to west point before beginning in the military he wrote “Al Aaraaf”...

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...ancially. In 1844 Poe moved back to New York, him and his family moved into a cottage on what’s now East 192nd street, Virginias health got bad and she died in 1847. After all the depression he relapsed

Paragraph 3: in June of 1849 Poe left New York and back to Philadelphia, he left Philadelphia in July and came back to Richmond he joined “The Sons of Temperance” in effort to stop drinking he reunited with Sarah Shelton and planned to marry her in October. On September 27, he left Richmond again to New York he went to Philadelphia and stayed with James P. Moss, a friend. On the 30th he went New York but supposedly he took the wrong train to Baltimore. On October 3, Edgar was found in Gunner’s hall and was taken to the hospital, he was in an out of consciousness but they never found out what really happened to him. Edgar Allan Poe died October 7, 1849 on a Sunday.
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