Edgar Allan Poe
by Mia Schrader
Who He Influenced
Edgar Allan Poe influenced many authors with his unique style of writing. His writing influenced Stephen King and Tim Burton with his interesting combination of love and death. In many each other's masterpieces they quote Poe's poem The Raven.
Edgar Allan Poe, Tim Burton, and Stephen King all of common interests. When Edgar and Tim were growing up they were both surrounded by death, having Poe's parents pass away, and Burton played in graveyards growing up. The three men enjoy writing about horror and love combined to create a unusual pairing.
Facts about Edgar
Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. Poe's mother died of tuberculosis when Poe was about 3 in 1811, leaving him with his older brother and younger sister. Poe's father died of tuberculosis as well within days of his wife's death. After years of romance with his ex-fiance, his wife that was half his age, and a strange infatuation with a married news editor, Poe passed away two years after his wife's sudden death from tuberculosis.
If I Were Him
If I were Poe I don't think I would fall head over heels for every girl I had an interest in especially not a little cousin. And I don't think I would marry someone who was only 13 considering he was 27. If I were him I wouldn't go for people half my age. He should have had independence as a child and rebelled against his foster father and put a book out even though he didn't allow him to.
I dedicate this presentation to Poe's mother who although her husband left her she stayed strong to care for her three kids. I also dedicate it to Maria Clemm (his aunt) for taking him in and, although her daughter was his little cousin, allowing Poe to find a wife and finally find love.
Poe's most major achievements were his poems The Raven, Annabell Lee, and pretty much every poem he published considering how successful they made him.