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Do Some Gambling and Become A Great Poet!  

Here's good news for every child who gets a scolding from his parents every time he is playing or having fun. Are your parents asking you to study all the time?? So here's news for you all.

Edgar Allan Poe was a renowned American poet. For more information about him, click here. At the age of seventeen he went to the Virginia University after getting a scholarship. Poe was addicted to gambling and so in the first year itself he gambled all his scholarship money.

It is also said that Edgar owed around $2500 to the local gamblers. Gambling addiction led to alcoholism, which is still debated by many of Poe's followers. And what was more, it was reported that Edgar showed up drunk in class even during the examinations.

But the interesting fact is that Edgar Allan Poe finished with highest grades in his class and became the best student of his generation and even one of the best American poets! Now, isn't that something? I would really love to know what you all have got to say about this, eh!

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17 comments

  1. Nightingale  

    Gr8 title
    liked it.
    And thnx for telling the fact too.
    can you pl give me ur email id?

  2. Allen Taylor  

    Poe rules! Good blog post.

  3. brocasarea  

    can u generalize things like tht???:)

  4. Meghna  

    Hi Ananya,
    Hope you enjoyed reading it!

  5. Meghna  

    Hi Taylor,
    Certainly :p

  6. Meghna  

    Hi Pratap,
    ummmmmm.....I beleive not but it's only a thought!

  7. Nirmal's Blog  

    ha ha tats was a good story..
    but not every1s lucky like him...

  8. Meghna  

    Hi Niral,
    Yeah..I wish everyone was as lucky as him! LOL!

  9. brocasarea  

    yeah...anyways nice observation..keep it up!!!

  10. Macadamia The Nut  

    Its incredible that Poe was able to turn his life around. But, if we're to use him as an example, wouldn't that be, like, encouraging all kids, especially ones with no will power, to do what they please until they can change? What if some don't make it?

    :) Just a thought.

  11. poetry4kids  

    Hi Maghna,

    Great blog....very interesting to read about Poe...I hope I don't have to start drinking and gambling before I become a good poet:-)

    Have a great day,
    Milou

  12. Meghna  

    Hi Pratap,
    I'm glad you understood what I meant!

    By the way, cool picture :P

  13. Meghna  

    Hi macadamia,
    I had no intention fo doing so but only revealing one tiny bit og snit-bit I read.....
    This was for all those who do well and are confident yet pressurised :D

  14. Meghna  

    Hi P4K,
    I too hope you don't need that but I know you are already a good poet in yourself :)

  15. Bubbles of FireWhiskey  

    poe's great to read...

  16. Meghna  

    Hi Bubbles,
    Yes, I agree.

  17. nice  

    poe was looked down by many of his contemporaries because of his attitude. he also lived in poverty, and he did not enjoy a happy life. it was only after he died when he and his writings were recognized. and it could be noticed that the background of most of his pieces were dark... because of his dark experiences when he were alive. i would love to experience his popularity, but certainly not the life that he lived.

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