Edgar Allan Poe
The poem “The Raven” was written by Edgar Allan Poe who wrote horror and suspense tales. He is best known for his poems and short fiction. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous American poets. He deserves most credit for short suspenseful mysteries, and he perfected the area of horror stories. He wrote many famous poems like "The Raven" and "The Bells". Poe was a genius in his stories. Every clue had to fit and that's why he didn't make a lot of short stories but a small collection of great short stories.
During the time period Edgar wrote in was Fort Independence of where it happened in Boston Harbor. Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, editor,and literary criticis and his stories was involve with his life full of some horror and love.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809 . Poe’s father a poor actor David Poe, who came from a good Baltimore family, was a mediocre actor and a heavy drinker who was soon to desert his wife and vanish forever (409 Roger). Elizabeth Arnold Poe his mother was a widow at the age of eighteen. Two years after his birth, she died of tuberculosis. When his mother died, Poe was taken in by the Allan’s . In 1815, John Allan moved his family to England. After a short period at the University of Virginia and a brief attempt at a military career, Poe and the Allan’s parted ways. Poe moved to Baltimore to live with blood-relatives and switched his focus from poetry to prose. In July 1835, he became assistant editor of the “Southern Literary Messenger”in Richmond, where he helped increase subscriptions and began developing his own style of literary criticism. That year he also married Virginia his 13-year old cousin who was boldly declared to be of the age of twenty-one years old (412 Roger).
After an unsuccessful novel, Poe produced his first collection of short stories in 1839. That year Poe became editor. It was in Philadelphia that many of his...