Edgar Allan Poe is one of the original American romantic writers. A romantic write is one who writes about nature and his surroundings, and Poe does this very well. He is also probably one of the most popular poetry writers known around the world today. Twentieth century American writer, Edgar Allan Poe uses different narrative elements in his work, Masque of Red Death, in order to present different themes for readers.
There has been a lot of controversy throughout Edgar Allan Poeâ€™s life. â€œEdgar Allan Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 19, 1809â€. â€œHis parentâ€™s names were David and Elizabeth Arnold Poeâ€. â€œDavid and Elizabeth were both actors at the time of Poeâ€™s birth.â€ â€œPoe didnâ€™t get to know his father to well because his father ran off when Edgar was only an infantâ€. â€œPoe also lost his mother at a early ageâ€. â€œHe witnessed her death at the age of threeâ€. â€œElizabeth died from coughing up blood from Tuberculosis after a performanceâ€. â€œPoe was then adopted by his foster parents named Frances and John Allanâ€. â€œThey were both tobacco merchantsâ€. â€œHis foster parents educated him in private academies in England and also in Virginiaâ€ (Comprehensive Research and Study Guide of Edgar Allan Poe). Poeâ€™s early childhood must have had a big impacted on him since he lost his parents.
Once Edgar Allan Poe became older he enrolled in the University of Virginia in 1826. After graduating for Virginia he then entered in the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1830-1831. Poe then went to the army after getting in a quarrel with his foster father over a gambling problem. .
Edgar Allan Poeâ€™s Adult life was very different from his childhood. â€œOn May 16, 1836 Poe married his 14 year old cousin, Virginia, who lived in Baltimoreâ€.