Once upon a midnight dreary Essay

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once upon a midnight dreary

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary", is one of the most famous
poetry lines in America. Edgar Allan Poe had a life most people would think of as crazy.
He wrote a famous poem called "The Raven" that is very strange like most of the poems he
wrote.

Edgar Allan Poe had a devastating childhood and a dark life as an adult. He was born
January 19,1809, under the name of Edgar Poe. His father soon abandoned Poe and his fate
is unknown. When Poe was two years old his mother died. John Allan who was part of the
Ellis and Allan Tobacco Merchants then adopted him. Poe attended many schools because he
could never manage to stay in one school very long. In 1826, he went to the University of
Virginia for not even one year and was kicked out because he never paid his gambling
debts. Poe started living a dark life after he was kicked out because he had to live on
the streets. He married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm in 1836. He was happy until
1847 when Virginia Clemm died. He was so unhappy that a year later he attempted suicide.
The circumstances of Poe's death remain a mystery. But after a visit to Norfolk and
Richmond for lectures, he was found in Baltimore in a pitiable condition and taken
unconscious to a hospital where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849. He was buried in the
yard of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

"The Raven" is a very great poem that has many literary devices and has great meaning.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote many poems but "The Raven" is probably his most famous poem. "The
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