Edgar Allen Poe born on January 19, 1809 Brother to Rosalie and William Henry Son to Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins and David Poe After the death of his parents, Poe being three years old at the time, was taken in by Frances and John Allan. He Moved from his home in Boston, Massachusetts to his new home in Richmond, Virginia.
1827: First book of Poetry published. Tamerlane and other Poems Poe then moved to England with his new family and attended school in Chelsea before returning to Virginia to attend university. Soon after beginning University Poe became entangled in gambling debt and left school. At this time Poe broke off the engagement with his fiancé Sarah Elmira Royster and in May of 1827, enlisted in the Army. Approximately one year after is discharged from the army. Then in 1831 Poe moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt, Maria Clemm. In 1833 some of his poetry was published in the Baltimore Saturday Visitor and was awarded 50 dollars for winning a contest with his poetry. Soon after, 1835, Poe became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. This was where he was first recognized as a respected writer.
After beginning his career, Poe marries Virginia Clemm (in 1836) his fourteen year old cousin. They moved to New York together, where Poe continued writing poetry and short stories and in doing so broadened his fan base. In 1847 Virginia died and Poe turned heavily to alcohol. Nearly a year after, he became engaged for the second time to Sarah Elmira Royster. 1849 Poe began a tour to promote his poetry and short stories with the hope of raising enough money to begin a magazine. Not soon after on October 7 of 1949 Edgar Allan Poe died. Some believe alcoholism took his life and others believe he was found face down in the street and died in the hospital. But one thing is for certain, his death is a mystery for no one knows the true cause.
Edgar Allan Poe, a dark, spiritual and influential poet of the 1800’s Poe’s poetry and stories were dark and enchanting. In his work he incorporated elements of horror and mystery to create intriguing and imaginative reading. Poe is said to have been the originator of detective stories and with dominant themes of mystery and despair his poetry was innovative and creative. He influenced modern society by showing people the dark side of things and not being afraid to write about it. Instead of writing what people want to hear about themselves and the world around them, Poe wrote about the dark truth and possibly the things people didn’t want to come to realization with. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. -Edgar Allan Poe
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floorShall be lifted- nevermore! One of the most famous of Poes poetry, The Raven, was incredibly influential to modern poetry. Sinister and mysterious, The Raven brings you to a dark place and has an eerie feel to it. In this poem we see some symbolism with the raven symbolizing loss, or something wrong that is now haunting him, and will forever be present. To this day people are still analyzing this poem with various results, but in all cases we appreciate the darkness of this poem that could only be Edgar Allan Poe.
Poetry A Dream A Dream Within A Dream A Paean A Valentine Al Aaraaf Alone An Enigma Annabel Lee Bridal Ballad Dreamland Dreams Eldorado Eulalie Evening Star Fairyland For Annie Hymn Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius Imitation In Youth I Have Known One Israfel Lenore Romance Silence Song Sonnet: To Science Spirits of the Dead Tamerlane The Bells The City in the Sea The Coliseum The Conqueror Worm The Forest Reverie The Happiest Day The Haunted Palace The Lake The Raven The Sleeper The Valley of Unrest The Village Street To - - To F To Frances S. Osgood To Helen To Isadore To Marie Louise (Shew) To My Mother To One in Paradise To The River To Zante Ulalume
Short Stories The Assignation Berenice The Black Cat The Cask of Amontillado A Descent into the Maelstrom The Devil in the Belfry The Domain of Arnheim Eleonora The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar The Fall of the House of Usher The Gold-Bug The Imp of the Perverse The Island of the Fay Landor's Cottage The Masque of the Red Death Mesmeric Revelation The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Oblong Box The Pit and the Pendulum The Premature Burial The Purloined Letter Silence -- a Fable The Tell-Tale Heart The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherezade Von Kempelen and his Discovery William Wilson Ligeia Morella A Tale of the Ragged Mountains The Spectacles King Pest Three Sundays in a Week The Angel of the Odd Lionizing X-ing a Paragrab Metzengerstein The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether How to Write a Blackwood Article A Predicament Mystification Diddling MellontaTauta The Duc de L'Omelette Loss of Breath The Business Man The Landscape Garden Maelzel's Chess-Player The Power of Words The Colloquy of Monos and Una The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion Shadow A Tale of Jerusalem The Sphinx Hop-Frog The Man of the Crowd Never Bet the Devil Your Head Thou Art the Man Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling Bon Bon Some Words with a Mummy
Born: January 19, 1809 Dead: October 7, 1849 Quoth the Raven, Nevermore