Edgar Allan Poe

Marissa Stoppleworth

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe was an american writer, critic, and editor. Poe is famous for his tales and poems of mystery and horror, including "The Raven" and "The Fall of the house of Usher".

What was his childhood like?

Edgar Allan Poe had a very difficult childhood, he never really knew his parents. His father left the family early on, and his mother died when he was three years old. After being separated from his siblings he went to live with John and Francis Allan in Richmond, Virginia.

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

A big part of Poe's live was filled with sickness and death, his mother, step mother and one of his wives had some sort of incidents.

When did he publish his first written work?

Edgar Allan Poe published his first written work in 1827.

What was his most significant work?

Poe's most significant work was "The Raven".

What themes from his life are evident in his works?

Poe explored some of his common themes - death and loss in his work. An unknown narrator laments the demise of his great love Lenore. That same year, he found himself under attack for his stinging criticisms of his fellow poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Poe claimed that Longfellow, a widely popular literary figure, was a plagiarist, and this written assault on Longfellow created a bit of backlash for Poe.

Why was his death such a mystery?

Poe's death is such a mystery because he was found in Baltimore in great and later that day died in Washington College Hospital and people don't really know the cause of is death.

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

Edgar Allan Poe's impact on the world was writings, he is a well respected man.

What genre does Poe's stories fall into?

Poe's stories fall into the horror or mystery genre.

Why do you think Poe wrote the types of stories he did?

I believe that Poe wrote the type of stories he did because early traumatic events with his mother and father.