He then published his first book Tamerlane when he was only eighteen. Two years later he heard that Frances Allan, the only mother he had ever known, was dying of tuberculosis and wanted to see him before she died, but by the time Poe returned to Richmond she had already been buried (Life). He then joined the army and went to the United States Military Academy at West Point, but before leaving he published another volume of poetry. Poe continued to write and publish many books and poetry. He found a new woman to love, but in 1842 she contracted tuberculosis and died, leaving Poe heart broken again (Life).
Once he got into college, Poe started sharing his works with others. Soon he became famous and earned the name “Father Of Horror”. Edgar Allen Poe’s tragic life led to a fascination with the dark side which is certainly evident in “The Raven”. Edgar Allen Poe was a talented poet, who wrote many poems and books. Poe was born on January 19th 1809 in Boston Massachusetts(biography.com).
The tobacco industry collapsed after only three years of their stay, and the... ... middle of paper ... ...engagement was broken off. Edgar returned to Richmond in 1989 hoping to find financial support for his own journal, but was unsuccessful. He, however, reunited with Elmira, his first love, who had been widowed, and they re-engaged. Edgar, then, sailed from Richmond to Baltimore in Oct. 1849. A short time later, Edgar Allan Poe was found outside a polling place, in a state of delirium.
Financial difficulties caused him to drop out soon after starting school. Around this time Poe heard about the death of Frances Allan, who was his foster mother, and he published Poems by Edgar A. Poe. This volume included some of his most significant works, including “To Helen” which speaks specifically about death, which is a usual theme in most of his works. He attended West Point in 1830 and later served in the U.S. Army. Poe was discharged in 1831 and then began work as an editor and journalist.
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. Then within a few days of his wife, (supposedly on December 10) David Poe Jr., their father dies. So Edgar is taken in by John and Frances Allan which never legally adopt him but he still calls them his parents. On January 7, 1812 Edgar Poe is Baptized and Christened as Edgar Allan Poe and the Allan are still his godparents. (Chronology of Edgar Allan Poe) In 1814 Poe begins at the age of five, the beginning of his formal education with his teacher Clotilda or Elizabeth Fisher at the school of Mr. William Ewing.
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.
Death and Betrayal in Poe's Life Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was born to traveling actors in Boston. He was hit hard with death at a young age as his mother and father both died within two days when Poe was only two years old. The wealthy John Allan and his wife became the legal guardians of young Edgar. When Edgar was fourteen, he met the first woman in his life, Jane Stith Stanard, the inspiration to his poem “To Helen”(1831). However, Mrs. Stanard passed away only a year after Poe first met her.
Two years later he found out Frances was dying of tuberculosis. She was the only mother Poe had ever known, so Poe returned to Richmond when he had heard her request to see him before she passed. By the time he made it back Frances had already been buried. During his time home Poe and Allen worked on their relationship, and Allen was able to help Poe get an appointment to the United Stated Military Academy at West Point. Before leaving for West Point Poe published another book of poetry.
He marries his very young cousin Virginia Clemm when she was 13yrs old; she dies in 1847 from a long and hard battle with tuberculosis. After one year of his beloved wife death, he tries to commit suicide and has more of a weakness to drink. He was known to be unable to take even a little alcohol without a change of personality. Furthermore in the poem “the raven” the story is basically about a poor guy whose wife died, and who goes insane, accompanied by the hallucination of a raven that comes through the window, sits above the door and crows “nevermore”. Considering the poem the raven was published in January of 1845 and his wife died in 1847 so the poem couldn’t be talking about her death and how he feels.