The Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Tackk by: Jalyn Singleton
Most are familiar with the stories that Poe wrote. But most are not aware of the life story that influenced this man to write what he wrote.
You could say that Edgar's life started out to be pretty depressing.
Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. Just three years later both of his parents died, leaving the Poe children alone with no home. Even of the age of thirteen he was writing. Writing poems, and short stories. By that age, he had enough stories to publish a book. He was thrown out of West Point, he didn't have enough funds to barely go to school in the first place, and his first wife got married to another while she was in fact, still married to Poe.
Edgar Allan Poe published his first book of stories when he was just 18 years of age.
I believe with all of the crazy things that happened to Poe, he was able to use that to find inspiration to the darker stories he wrote.
Most research was found from: http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php and: http://youtu.be/x-387NMCR6w