Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen was born during a winter storm of 1809.  When Edgar was young his father deserted him and his family. When he was 2 his mother got sick and died. He was taken in by close family friends the Allan's. When he was growing up he had many talents like writing, boxing, running, and swimming.  When in college he became in debt, so he enlisted in the war. He wrote poetry. He was unhappy in the army and requested an early discharge. Allen and Edgar still did not get along after he came back home.  

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