Edgar Allan Poe

Oh,woe is Poe

Timeline

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19,1809 in Boston,Massachusetts.When Poe was a little kid his parents split, leaving his mom and two other siblings behind.So Poe became an orphan.But later he got adopted by his foster parents.Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7,1849 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Poe becomes a magnet for disaster

Poe's foster parents both died from tuberculosis.And that made Poe think that he was a disaster magnet.But before he lost his foster parents, Poe wrote a story called "The Raven" which made Poe a big celebrity to everybody.


Poe Vanishes

Edgar Allan Poe was trying to find a job,but nobody would let him work because he was an alcoholic.But when he was looking for a job,Poe vanished and no one knew where he was.


The Death of Edgar Allan Poe

When Poe vanished, distant relatives found him in a bar.But when they found Poe, he was crazy or disoriented from drinking too much.So his distant relatives took him to the hospital.But a few nights later Poe would start rambling about random things.And so doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with him.The doctors in that time thought he had rabies; others thought he died of alcohol poisoning.Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7,1849 in Baltimore,Maryland.


Fun facts about Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe would sometimes write his stories with a cat on his shoulder.Edgar Allan Poe joined the Army during the Civil War,but changed his name to Edgar A. Perry.Poe's most famous story was "The Raven" which was a famous poem that he wrote, and it was about a man who loses the love of his life.


Vocabulary

Tuberculosis:It's a potentially serious infectious bacteria disease that mainly affects the lungs.

Disoriented:It's a feeling when you get drunk and you feel confused.

Rabies:It's a deadly virus that spreads to people from saliva of infected animals.

Vaccine: It's a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies and provide a protective system that will fight against the disease and not spread it throughout the body.

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