Elizabeth could not preform when she was pregnant, but as soon as Edgar was born she was back on the stage. Rumors say Edgar sat back stage while his parents were preforming. Before Edgar got to the age of three, both of his parents had died of tuberculosis and he was orphaned. Edgar was soon adopted by John and Frances Allen (Famous Authors). Edgar got the middle name Allen from his adopted parents.
It will tell you of his dark and mysterious past and some of the possible ways he died. So step in and lets go on a journey back in time. It’s January 19, 1809 Edgar Poe is Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Poe and David Poe Jr. William Henry Leonard Poe (usually went by Henry) was Edgar’s older brother. On December 20, 1810 Rosalie (also called Rosie or Rose) Poe was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Almost a year later on December 8, 1810 their mother Elizabeth dies in Richmond, Virginia the cause of her death is unknown but suggestion states the pneumonia was a possible cause of death.
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most well-known gothic writers around. He has written many form of writing from poems to short stories. One of his most famous narrative poems is “The Raven.” There are many reasons to read the “The Raven.” One reason to read the poem is because it is a classic. Secondly, reading “The Raven” can give sight to Poe’s thoughts and feelings towards his life. Thirdly, the poem is a good example of the mind set of someone who has faced a loss.
Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts (Encyclopedia Britannica 540). Poe?s parents were David Poe, an actor from Baltimore and Elizabeth Arnold Poe, an actress born in England, who had relocated to Baltimore. At birth, Poe had been cursed. Shortly afterwards, Poe?s father abandoned the family and left Poe and his mother to fend for themselves. Not long after that, the cruel hands of fate worked their horrible touch on Poe again by taking his mother.
The Conclusion of His Life A. His Marriage B. His Death IV. His Works V. What Others Thought Of Him Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, known as a poet and critic but most famous as the first master of the short story form, especially tales of the mysterious and macabre. Since his early death, the literary qualities of Poe's writings have been disputed, but his works have remained popular and he influenced many major American and European writers.