Read the passage from “Edgar Allan Poe.”

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In 1827, tired of quarreling with his foster father, Poe left Virginia for Boston, Massachusetts. Although Poe was no longer in school, he continued to write and published his first volume of poetry, Tamerlane and Other Poems, that same year. At eighteen years old, Poe was a published author, but he still needed to earn money, so he enlisted in the US Army. After serving for two years, Poe learned that his foster mother, Frances, was ill. He rushed to Richmond, Virginia, to see her, only to learn that she had died from tuberculosis before he could arrive.

How does the author organize the information in this passage?

He provides historical details to explain Poe’s life.
He shows Poe’s feelings through characterization.
He introduces the central idea that Poe moved often.
He describes the setting in order to illustrate the time period.

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Answer:

To Emphasize the central idea that Poe's difficult life influenced his writing.

Explanation:

I say this because of the details. They included the details of his "hard life" for a reason. What is included into this story only has one explanation when it comes to the answer choices.

Ex. Why would they include that he had gambling problems and so on and so forth is the point of this was to persuade reader to feel sorry for him. Some readers could feel as if he deserved to go into debt because of his problem.

When you analyze each choice with the story the logical answer is what I have put.

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Alexandra Kris
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A. He provides historical details to explain Poe’s life.

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Gerson Thiel
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