Assignment, 4 pages MLA format

I’m asking for a 4 page research about Edgar Allan Poe. I need to include The Black Cat and The Pit and Pendulum as the two short stories that reflect his life. My thesis for my research paper is “Edgar Allan Poe’s life struggles influenced his writings such as “The Black Cat” and The Pit and Pendulum.” You have to link the stories to the author. I want how the stories basically reflect his life and why. I also need a title page and a work cited page. These not being included in the 4.