How Did Edgar Allan Poe Contribute To The Masque Of The Red Death

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe Story:Lenore, The Raven, To Helen Members:Alan Ibarra, Dustin McGuire, Aliyia Harris 1. Writer's Background: Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 Massachusetts to a family of actors. Sadly both his parents died when he was 3. As an orphan child he stayed with John and Frances Allan. Edgar Allan Poe published his first poem November 1824 at the age of 15. February 14, 1826 he enrolled to the University of Virginia. In march 1827 Poe had a $2,000 gambling debt in college. After his foster dad (John Allan) refuse to give him the money he dropped out of college and moved in with some other relatives in Baltimore. Poe then enlisted into the army. Throughout his time he would always write poetry. His poems were usually dark and frightening. Maybe he took the things he felt and some of the things he saw and put them into his writing. Poe didn't have a specific person that inspired him to write poetry, that just came within. He grew up without a family figured and im sure that affected in in more ways than one. He enjoyed writing and he was great at it.…show more content…
The Writer's other works: Edgar Allan Poe is known for many of his poems. Most of his work is dark and creepy. His poems “The Black Cat” and “The Masque of the Red Death” are just two of his dark poems. Poe’s poems are almost always frightening and end in death. Some of his other poems are: The Raven Hop Frog The Pit and the Pendulum The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of

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