[2015] Galileyah Rios: Edgar Allan Poe

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[2015] Galileyah Rios: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe

'' But the stroke of the pendulum already pressed upon my bosom. It had divided the serge of the robe. It had cut through the linen beneath. Twice again it swung, and a sharp sense of pain shot through every nerve. But the moment of escape had arrived. At a wave of my hand my deliverers hurried tumultuously away. With a steady movement -- cautious, sidelong, shrinking, and slow -- I slid from the embrace of the bandage and beyond the reach of the scimitar.''

His stories and poems were very dark, intense, and mysterious. His style of writing appeals to emotion and drama. His stories tend to have the same recurring theme of either death, lost love, or both.

Edgar Allen Poe was born on Janurary 19, 1809 in Boston Massschusetts.When Poe was 2 years old, his mother passed away and his father abandoned the family.The Allen family adopted him.Poe enrolled in the University of Virginia. He went into debt, then he gambolled trying to pay off his debts. He ended up getting into more debt and his father didn't want to help pay.

In the result of being in so much debt, he had to drop out of the University.Poe enrolled in the Army in West Point.His Foster mom died of turberculosis.He then married his 13 year old cousin, Virginia. In 1842 she died from tuberculosis. Egar Allen Poe died October 7, 1849 , but his death was a very mysterious death.

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