Edgar Allan Poe

By Blake Limesand

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. Edgar Allen Poe is credited with being the father of all horror story's and novels.

What was his childhood like?

Edgar's childhood was terrible his childhood was filled with grief and death. His father had left him when he was a baby and his mother died when he was only two years old.

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

His whole life was filled with death his mother died when he was two his adopted mother died when he was 20 years old and his wife would later died of tuberculosis like both of his mothers.

When did he publish his first book?

Edgar Allan Poe published his first book in 1838.

What was his most significant work?

His best selling and most popular book is the Raven.

Why was his death a mystery?

Because he was traveling got off course and somehow ended up in Baltimore and he latter died in a hospital.

What themes from his life are evident in his works?

Themes from his life that are present in his work are life, death mysteriousness and saddens.

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

He is the father of horror stories and his style of writing.

What genre does Poe's stories fall into?

His stories fall in to horror and scary novels. His writings and story's were all very dark and showed the other side of Poe

Why does Poe write the stories he does?

Because his whole life was filled withe sadness and death. Everyone he loved had ether died or left him. That is why he writes the stories he does.