Edgar Allan Poe vs Herman Melville Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe vs Herman Melville



Sunday, December 03, 2000
Period 6
English Ms. Lynn

Melville vs. Poe

I chose to write about the similarities and differences between Herman Melville and Edgar
Allan Poe. Both authors/ poets lived a life you could write a book on. They began with
similarities from birth till death. Weird and strange events took place throughout their
stay on Earth.

Both authors time of birth was within a decade apart, and both were born on the East
Coast, Melville born in Boston and Poe born in New York. They each were born into poverty
and had troubles to worry about. Poe’s parents died when he was at a young age, and
Melville’s parents were failures in business, which led to the death of his father at the
age when Melville was twelve.

Poes education came from West Point Academy, but not by choice. His foster father paid for
Poe to attend, and eventually Poe dropped out. He moved with his Aunt Maria in Baltimore.
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