Edgar Allan Poe Author Study

by Tommy Falk

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, to a family of traveling actors. Poe struggled with poverty throughout his whole life, with his father leaving and the tragic deaths of his favorite woman. Poe lived a very mysterious life, even his death was mysterious, nobody really knows what happened to him.

Poe's careers

Poe went to the University of Virginia, but dropped out. He later went to the United States Military Academy and he was expelled. He became an American writer, editor, and literary critic . Edgar had a very successful writing career though all his challenges of money and the deaths of loved ones.

Poe's writings

Edgar Poe wrote surprisingly wrote many different genres of stories, for example mystery, macabre, adventure, and also comedy. He wrote many quality stories like The Raven, and what is said his most successful book The Cast of Amontillado.

Edgar quotes

"Stupidity is a talent for misconception"

"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat"

How Edgar Allan Poe had an impact on the world

Poe made many good books and poems, his one poem The Raven was the inspiration for the name for the Baltimore Ravens. They are a NFL football team, that's crazy an author got the name for a professional team. His many books and poems were very dark, and inspired new ideas.

Why Poe wrote how he did

Many believe from the deaths of his loved ones and maybe drug and alcohol addiction. This may have caused him to be a little creepy and have creepy ideas. Poe wrote in many different styles, so he got a wide range of fans.

Poe's death

He died October 7,1849 in Baltimore Maryland, he was 40 years old. Their are 3 theories on how he died, but nobody really knows how. The first is that he was drunk and either committed suicide or something else, or because he was battling medical problems and he just gave away, finally he could have been beaten to death by a coop because, of an election and they made him vote, a gang may have.