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Homework Help: English

Posted by Henry2 on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:44pm.

Could you please check these sentences on Poe's life? Thank you.

1) List the sounds and the movements made by the following animals: owl, goose...
2)Edgar Allan Poe was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts. He is considered part of the American Romantic Movement and is known as the inventor of the detective fiction genre.
3) He was orphaned young since his father, who was a alcohol-addict, abandoned his family in 1810 whereas his mother died the following year.
4) He was brought up the the Allans, a childless couple, but they never formally adopted him. They served as a foster family and gave him the name "Edgar Allan Poe".
5) In 1826 he attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left (it) due to lack of money. Actually, he ran into debt by gambling and the Allans refused to pay.
6) He left for Boston where he published his first collection of poems. As these works didnít bring him any money, he decided to enlist in the enlist in the Army where he remained only seven months.
7) He then moved to Baltimore where he fell in love with his cousin Virginia, fourteen years younger than he was and eventually married her in 1826.
8) The years that followed were very productive for his literary career. In 1840 he published his Tales of the Grotesque and the Arabesque, which contains the tale analyzed in class.

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