Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was a great American poet.  He made many works including, "The Raven", and "The Cask of Amontillado".  He was born in 1809, but died in 1849 due to alcoholism.  Poe had been everywhere in his life, including the army!  He even worked as an editor in a magazine.  He later married his first cousin, but she too died, just like his mother and brother.  After this, his literature took a turn for the macabre, even more so than before.  He was spotted in Baltimore after being helped back to health by a physician a couple weeks back.  A man said he looked "rather worse for wear".  He was admitted to a hospital and screamed out his last words, "Lord help my poor soul!", on October 7th, 1849.  He died just as he was achieving his full greatness as a poet.

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