Edgar Allan Poe

By Courtney Bourassa

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Poe was a writer, poet, critic, and editor. Poe was married to thirteen year old Virginia.

What was Poe's childhood like?

When Edgar was two both his parents died. His mom died of TB and his dad died shortly after his mom.

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

Edgar's father deserted him and his mom died. His siblings and him were all sent to different families. When he was a teenager John Allan disapproved of Edgar's choices which made bad feelings between the two.

When did Poe publish his first writing?

Edgar published his first writing in 1827. The name was Tamerlane and other poems.

What was Poe's most significant work?

Edgar's most significant or famous work is "The Raven".

What themes from Poe's life are evident in his work?

Mystery, horror, and sickness were the themes in his work.

Why was Poe's life such a mystery?

Edgar disappeared than came back, but shortly after died.

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

Edgar was regarded as the writer responsible for creating detective-fiction, horror story, and a master of the short story.

What genre does Poe's stories fall into?

His work falls into detective-fiction.