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I chose to write about the similarities and differences between Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe Both authors poets lived a life you could write a book on They began with similarities from birth till death Weird and strange events took place throughout their stay on EarthBoth authors time of birth was within a decade apart and both were born on the East Coast Melville born in Boston and Poe born in New York They each were born into poverty and had troubles to worry about Poes parents died when he was at a young age and Melvilles parents were failures in business which led to the death of his father at the age when Melville was twelvePoes education came from West Point Academy but not by choice His foster father paid for Poe to attend and eventually Poe dropped out He moved with his Aunt Maria in Baltimore Melville received his education from school and sailing the oceans with sailors at a young age Melville never looked back after sailing out on adventures He stayed and lived for a period of time on one of the islands called Nuku Hiva At this time in their lives is when everything became twisted in my opinion To start off when Poe moves to Baltimore with his aunt he then marries his cousin Virginia How in the world could you tell people Yeah this is my fourteen year old cousin wife Does not sound to good if you ask me On the other hand you could be on an island where people believed in canabalism That is where Melville ended up while at his stay at Nuku Hiva I am not sure if Melville took part in eating humans but either way you would not catch me around these two weirdoesThe climax of Melvillles career came in 1850 when he published Moby Dick The book is still a favorite today He made money off of the book
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