Edgar Allen Poe

The Premature Burial

First Connection

Throughout Poe's life he had lost alot of people that were close to him. So the mentioning of death and being afraid of death could link to him losing those family members.

Second Connection

His wife Virgina dies from Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection. In his story Poe mentions of a man named Mr. Edward Stapelton, who had died from Typhus Fever, which is a bacterial disease. I think that Poe talked about this as a way of him putting his wife into the story without actually having to use her name.
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