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  • Poe's And Hemingway's Lives
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    Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) and Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) were both controversial and intriguing writers of their times. People in their time were hesitant about their works. For the most part, their works were considered out there by the majority. Their non-Christian beliefs were not only reflected in their lives, but also in their works. Poe's life could be considered extremely tragic. When he was one year old, his father left his family. About one year later, his mother died from tuberculo...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents who were traveling actors. His father David Poe Jr. died probably in 1810. Elizabeth Hopkins Poe died in 1811, leaving three children. Edgar was taken into the home of a merchant from Richmond named John Allan. The remaining children were cared for by others. Poe's brother William died young and sister Rosalie later became insane. At the age of five Poe could recite passages of English poetry. Later one of his teachers in Richmond sai...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe Ralph Waldo Emerson called him the jingle man, Mark Twain said that his prose was unreadable, and Henry James felt that a taste for his work was the mark of a second-rate sensibility. According to T.S. Eliot, 'the forms which his lively curiosity takes are those in which a preadolescent mentality delights. ' After notices like those, most reputations would be sunk without a trace, and yet Edgar Allan Poe shows no sign whatsoever of loosening his extraordinary hold on our imaginat...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on Jan. 19, 1809, he died on Oct. 7, 1849 in Baltimore. Poe lived with his parents, David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins. They were both touring actors. They both died before he was 3 years old. His father left him when he was a little boy and his mother past away when he was 3. He was taken into the home of John Allan after his mother died. John was merchant in Richmond, Virginia. Edgar Allan Poe childhood was uneventful, although he studied for 5 years ...
  • Expenses At West Point And Poe
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    One of the greatest and most mysterious authors in history is Edgar Allan Poe. He was born in Boston in 1809. A great deal of information is known about him but yet very few are verifiable. Poe has a reputation of giving false information to the media. The place and date of which he is born is controversial. Poe has been known to say that he was born in Baltimore in 1811 and 1813. He has led a very interesting life. He is the most written about American author. His life is full of problems and t...
  • Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe, the first master of the short story, had written many short stories from mysteries to morbidity. Edgar was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachussettes. Edgar Parents, David and Eliza, were both in the acting business. Poe also had a sister, who is rarely spoken of. When Edgar was young his father feed from the family, leaving Edgar, his mother, and sister alone. At the age of two Edgar's mother died of tuberculosis. Edgar was then placed in a foster home ...
  • John Allan And Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writer. People throughout history have often wondered why his writings were so fantastically different and unusual. They were not the result of a diseased mind, as some think. Rather they came from a tense and miserable life. Edgar Allan Poe was not a happy man. He was a victim of fate from the moment he was born to his death only forty years later. He died alone and unappreciated. It is quite obvious that his life affected his writin...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan, 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. The literary merits of Poe's writings have been debated since his death, but his works have remained popular and many major American and European writers have professed their artistic debt to him. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Poe was orphaned in his early childhood and was raised by John Allan, a successful businessman of Rich...
  • Poe's Real Mother
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    "Hoaxer, liar, impostor, and plagiarizer" (45) are words Kaplan used to describe Edgar Allan Poe. Poe as he claimed to be, was the best when it came to deception and perversion. In living his life and even in his manner of negotiating death, Poe was a captive of the imp of perversity. But with art as his shield, the realms of perversity became a haven for his troubled soul... Perversion is a complex strategy of mind, with its unique principles for regulating the negotiations between desire and a...
  • Poe's Military Career
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    The Life Of Edgar Alan Poe Biography 1809 -- 1849 He gained some fame from the publication in 1845 of a dozen stories as well as of The Raven and Other Poems, and he enjoyed a few months of calm as a respected critic and writer. After his wife died in 1847, however, his life began to unravel even faster as he moved about from city to city, lecturing and writing, drinking heavily, and courting several older women. Just before marrying one, he died in Baltimore after being found semiconscious in a...
  • Poe
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    Samantha Miller English IV - MorrinPeriod 4 April 8, 2005 Edgar Allen Poe for Biography Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. Around this time was the Louisiana Purchase and the ending of importation of slaves. His parents were traveling actors but at a very early age his father deserted his family and his mother died in 1811. So Poe became a ward of John Allen who was a wealthy Richmond merchant. The Allan family lived in the United Kingdom from 1815 to 1820 be...
  • Poems By Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849 In personal appearance, Poe was a quiet, shy-looking but handsome man; he was slightly built, and was five feet, eight inches in height. His mouth was considered beautiful. His eyes, with long dark lashes, were hazel-gray. Edgar Poe was born in 1809 in Boston. It was in Richmond that Poe grew up, married, and first gained a national literary reputation. Many of the places in Richmond associated with Poe have been lost, but several still remain. Family Father: David Poe,...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    EDGAR ALLAN POE: A TRAGIC LIFE Unlike many other American writers, Edgar Allan Poe had a tragic life from the moment he was born to the end he died. His parents were traveling actors and both passed away before he was two. Edgar Allan Poe was adopted by a wealthy family in Richmond, Virginia, where he got his family name: Allan. This is his fortunate and unfortunate. On one hand, he met kind foster parents, who offered him well education and sufficient love. On the other hand, he could never adj...

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