Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Schmiedeberg

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe was a child who lived through poverty along with many deaths within his family. He grew up to be a poet and wrote many books and poems.

What was his childhood like?

Within 3 years of his birth both his parents had died. He then went on to living with his foster parents John Allan, a wealthy tobacco merchant, and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia. Poe's siblings, he had two (brother and sister), went to other families to live

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

Both his parent died, his mom from tuberculosis, his foster mom from tuberculosis along with his wife from tuberculosis.

When did he publish his first written work?

1827 was the year he published his first written work.

What was his most significant work?

"The Raven" was his most significant work.

What themes from his life are evident in his work?

His families deaths, poverty, and simply just most of his childhood.

Why was his death such a mystery?

Because there was no for sure way he died but instead just a bunch of theories of what lead to his death.

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

He had a very strong impact on literature and other authors as he was basically the first to really introduce such deep, dark investigative poems or books into the world of writing.

What genre do Poe's stories fall into?

Poe falls into a category of science fiction and detective fiction.