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Poetry Poetry is a form of imaginative literary expression that makes its effect by the sound and imagery of its language Poetry Many poets base their writings on their personal experiences throughout life Some poets write of their memories or hopes or even dreams Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest American writers of all time He was known as a poet and critic Poe is one of many authors whos life has been reflected throughout his poems and other writings E A Poe was born in Boston in 1809 He was orphaned in early childhood He was raised by a businessman in England from the age of six He returned to the US after many years remaining in private schools In America Poe dug himself into a life of alcohol and gambling His foster father John Allan was displeased with this and forced him to work as a clerk Poe hated his job as a clerk quit the job and went back to Boston This upset John Allan extremely In Boston Poe published his first book Tamerland and Other Poems He soon enlisted and served two years in the United States Army Afterwards Poe published a second volume to his book naming it Al Aaraaf He began reconciling with Allan who got him an appointment to the US Military Academy Poe was accepted but was dismissed for neglect of duty after only a short time Allan then disowned Poe permanently A couple of years later Poes third book Poems was published He moved again now to Baltimore where he lived with his aunt and her eleven year-old daughter Virginia Clemm The next year he released another book A MS Found in a Bottle with this he won a writing contest Poetry Poe became an editor shortly after the contest he worked for Southern Literary Messenger During these two years at the company he married his younger cousin Virginia Viriginia became
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