Edgar Allan Poe Vs Herman Melville
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|Edgar Allan Poe vs Herman Melville
Sunday, December 03, 2000
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. Melville received his education from...
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