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Kansas Autobiography of Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe is an American writer who had many famous poems such as “The Raven”. He was a short-story writer, critic, poet, and editor. Poe is famous for his stories and poems of mystery and horror. Poe was a foster child. His mother, Elizabeth Arnold, died when he was only two. His father David Poe had passed away and left his mother to care for three children Henry, Edgar, and Rosalie (Poets.org.). After this; Poe went to live with his grandparents. Poe was adopted by John and Frances Allan. John was detached and strict. His adoptive father John was a tobacco merchant and was very wealthy for his time. They lived in Richmond, Virginia. Poe’s adoptive parents changed his life and made him more reformed and intelligent. Poe was educated in private academies, excelling in Latin, in writing verse, and declamation. When Poe was only seventeen, he attended the University of Virginia. Poe was only given about a third of the money that he needed to pay for his college from John. Edgar began to play cards and gamble to make up for the money that John didn’t supply him with. Poe soon began drinking and he fell into a large amount of debt. He became so poor that he was forced to burn the furniture he owned for heat. Poe had to stop going to school due to the debt that had accumulated. When he left school he was poor, without a job, and his adoptive father had forgotten him. Poe went on to join the United States Army in 1827 (Biography.com). Poe was great in the army he fit in finally, and he received a rank of sergeant major. After the Poe got out of the army he decided to go to New York City and try to pursue his career in literature (Carlson, Eric W.). Poe failed; anyone he tried to show…...

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