The Life of
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe lived a hard life. As a baby, Poe's father deserted his family. Only a few years after Edgar's father left, his mother died. Edgar was taken in by John and Frances Allan cared Edgar. Frances cared for Edgar's mother while she was bedridden. While in college, Poe wrote his first poem. Unlike most of his poems, this one was bright and funny. Poe published his first book called, Tamerlane and Other Poems, but did not use his real name. In 1834, Poe got a job in Baltimore with a magazine. Poe was fired due to his alcoholism. In 1837, Poe, who was 27, married his first cousin Virginia, who was 13. In 1845, The Raven and Other Poems, was published. The Raven is regarded as one of the most popular poems ever written. Virginia eventually passed away, a situation Poe knew all too well. Poe drank a lot more than he usually did. He went to a hospital where he slipped in and out of consciousness. On October 7, 1849, Poe Said, "Lord help my poor soul!" and died. He was only 40

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