Who Was Edgar Allan Poe?

Ben Ross

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, and literary critic.

Poe's childhood

Poe was born into a dirt poor traveling family. When the family split up Poe went to the Allan family which were wealthy merchants which allowed Poe to live comfortably.

When did he publish his first written work?


What was his most significant work?

The Black Cat

What themes go into his stories through his life?

Death, love, and uncertainy.

Mystery of his death

Poe's death is a mystery because of all the different theories. Here's a couple the cooping theory, the alcohol theory, and the medical problem theory.

Influence and genre

Edgar Allan Poe had a great impact on society. He was regarded as the writer responsible for creating detective fiction, the horror story, and a master of the short story.

Not only did Poe write, his was a renowned literary critic. He was greatly critical and forced writers to reexamine their own texts. Many writers were influenced by Poe.