Born January 19, 1809, Poe never really knew his parents. His father left the family early on, and his mother passed away when he was only three. Separated from his siblings, Poe went to live with John and Frances Allan, a tobacco merchant and his wife, in Richmond, Virginia. Poe published his first book, “Tamerlane and Other Poems” in 1827, and he had joined the army. Poe went to West Point, but before doing so he published his second book “Al Aaraaf, Tamberlane, and Minor Poems”. After being kicked out of West Point, Poe decided to write full time. Moving around in search of opportunity, Poe lived in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Richmond. From 1831 to 1835, he stayed in Baltimore with his aunt Maria Clemm and his youngest cousin, Virginia. Virginia became an inspiration to Poe and his love life. The couple married in 1836 when she was only 13 years old. Poe became a literary sensation in 1845 with the publication of the poem "The Raven." It is considered to be one of the greatest American literary works and one of the best of Poe's career. There is a lot that you can do by reading about Poe's life. His work tells about the events in his life, through his particular phobias and obsessions, and also to the disturbing, bizarre poems and tales that he wrote. In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Raven”, he establishes the theme of curiosity through the use of end rhyming, repetition, and imagery for the purpose to show the reader about his life through the dark and demented moments. Poe uses end rhyme to show how he was being curious, “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing”. He rhymed peering and fearing. In that sentence he was being curious to what was tapping at his chamber door. When he went to open the chamber door there was darkness so he looked around the darkness to find nothing at the chamber door. “Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning”, closing the door behind him, Poe...
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