Edgar Allan Poe

Rion Tarbell

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

  • Poe brings to mind images of murders and mad men. His work has been printed since 1827. He was the second out of three children. Poe was born in Boston on January 19,1809. Poe once became so poor that he burned his own furniture to keep warm.

What was his childhood like?

After his mothers death, Edgar was taken to another family. Later he started writing at 13 about death and puzzled stories to scare readers. He childhood was not so great it had really low downs and he never seemed to be happy.

How big a part of his life was filled with sickness and death?

Edgar saw himself as a curse to women , his birth mother died of TB, later he was taken by a new family, the new mother also died of TB. Poe's wife who he married when she was just 13 years old. She became sick of TB and died age 27. He always blamed himself for the deaths of his loved ones.

When did he publish is first book?

February 28, 1827 the book Tamerline.

What was his most significant work?

His poetry collections, or his first book Tamerline.

What themes from his life are evident in his works?

Death of loved ones, His books were based on scary things. He created mad men, some thought he was strange.

Why was his death such a mystery?

People believed he died from a beating, or carbon monoxide poisoning, or alcohol withdrawal.

What was Edgar Allan Poe's impact or influence on the world?

He made dective stories and horror stories more popular. And come to life in later years.

What genre does Poe's stories fall into?

Horror, mystery.