Edgar Allan Poe's Sad Life

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Jackson State Community College
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Professor Powell Franklin
English Comp II-1020
3 December 2015
Edgar Allan Poe's Sad Life

Born on the January 19, 1809, in Boston Massachusetts. His mother, Elizabeth and father, David weren’t the picture perfect parents to their child. Poe never really knew much of his parents. His mother passed away when Poe was only three years old on December 8, 1811, and his father left before that. It is said that Poe’s father deserted them, and his mother fell badly ill. He then lived with a man named John and his wife Frances Allan. John was a very successful tobacco merchant, they lived in Richmond, Virginia. Poe and Frances had a wonderful bond from the start, unfortunately that wasn’t the case with him and John. At the age of six, Poe then attended a trip to London with the Allan’s. There at London Poe endured his first education at the boarding schools in Chelsea and in Stoke Newington. That was a very lonely and unhappy time for Poe. While in London, John`s tobacco market fell, and Poe, John, and Frances returned to America. Poe moved several times before he became a teenager. He loved literature and writing, and he showed that in his education academy that he attended. Not many people know this, but Poe was fairly athletic. He was a boxer, leaper, and even a swimmer. One hot summer, June day her swam six miles in the James River. February 1826, Poe went to the University of Virginia, were he learned Latin and French and of course excelled in both. While in Richmond, Virginia he became engaged to Elmira Royster. Elmira’s father disagreed with them getting together and interrupted all of Poe’s letters that he wrote to her, Poe was left waiting for a reply. Edgar Allan Poe lived only forty years. He made an eternal place in the American literature world.
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