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Edgar Allan Poe wrote short stories and poems which nodded to bothRomantic Classicist as well as Dark Gothic Macabre elements whichintertwined within his lifes loves loses and addictions You can finda great deal of Edgar Allan Poes short life contained within hisstories and poems He wrote about what influenced his life be it thedistant classical past of Rome and Athens loving A Valentine orexpressing his lost of person he cared for Unrue 119 A ValentinePoes work is heavily influenced by his life experiences which isevidence all throughout his work once you know the story behind hislife He was quite clever in expressing himself - sometimes openly withsuch poems as Alone and other times using cipher much as he did inA Valentine The real key to the cipher of Edgar Allan Poe isknowing his life story while the irony of his life and death lay incontrast of what his life was verses what it was expected to be whilehaving to endure the life he hadEdgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on July 19 1809 to David Poe andEliza Arnold who were actors He lost both of his parents at the tenderage of two and half years old He had two siblings - a younger sisterRosalie whom was mentally handicapped and an older brother William whowould die young in 1831 at the age of 24 Poe alone was adopted by Johnand Frances Allan - in fact Poes middle name is Allan as a nod to hisadoptive family They took him under their wings - providing him with agood education if a somewhat unstable home life where he wasalternately spoiled and then disciplined harshly Though they neverformally adopted him he loved his adopted Ma Frances and mournedher passing in 1829 when she was only 44 years old Only two yearslater Edgar Allan Poe would be estranged from John Allan lose hisbrother as well be discharged from the army and
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