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Edagar Allan Poe The very distiguished poet Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19 1809Poe was born into poverty in BostonMassechesettsYears later both of Poes parents died when he was three years old After this came to pass Poe was taken into the home of John Allan in RichmondVirginiaEdgar Allan Poes childhood was very uneventful because of thi most critics cosider his work to focus on deathPoes stormy personal life and his haunting poems and stories combined to make him one of the most famous figures in American literary history One story of his that seems to depict death and tragedy The Fall of the House Of UsherThe story is about a brother and sister who are the last of the UshersThis story talks about the brother Rodrick suffering from his acuteness of the senses and his sister suffering from depression and costant thoughts of suicideEvery detail of this story from the opening description of the dank tarn and the dark rooms of the house to the unearthly storm shows Poes choice of stylePoes poetry also shows how morbid his imagination can bePoe was very well known for his his poem Lenore which he wrote after the tragic death of his wife After his wifes death Poe went through a tragic periodThis led poe to write more tragic and sometimes morbid poemsIt is also said to belive that Poe used the drug opium and drank a lot of alcoholPoes use of drugs is for the most part purely a literary deviceFor some of Poes more fantastic storylines his narrators admit the use of opiumAlthough some wondered if Poes wild imagination was fired by drugs no one seems to have seriously accused him of this habit during his lifetimePoes flirtation with alcohol however was mostly intermittent Poe would gow throught
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