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The Macabre Death Of Edgar Allan Poe "The Life of Edgar Allan Poe: A Tragic Life Cut Short"
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most influential writers of the 19th century. He is also credited with popularizing the use of symbolism and allegory in literature..
Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809. His parents were both actors. Poe's father died when he was just two years old and his mother died a few years later. Poe was then raised by his foster parents, John and Frances Allan.
Poe's literary legacy is evident in the works of many writers who came after him. His use of symbolism and allegory has been emulated by such authors as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Poe's influence can also be seen in the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King.
Poe attended the best schools and was later admitted to the University of Virginia, but he was forced to leave after only one semester due to gambling debts. Poe then joined the United States Army and later the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Poe returned to Richmond, Virginia and began working for the Southern Literary Messenger. It was during this period that Poe wrote some of his most famous stories, including "The Gold Bug" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."
In 1836, Poe married his thirteen-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. Virginia died of tuberculosis in 1847. Poe was devastated by her death, and it is thought that this tragedy influenced many of his dark and macabre stories.
In 1849, Poe was found delirious and near death in a Baltimore tavern. He was taken to a hospital, where he died four days later. The cause of Poe's death is still a mystery, although it is likely that he died of rabies