Edgar Allan Poe

by Erin Gee

Who was Poe?
  • born on January 19, 1809
  • was sent to a bordering school, but he got kicked out because of his gambling
  • wrote many books and/or articles
What was his childhood like?
  • mother and father both died before he was three
  • raised as a foster kid in Richmond, Virgina
How big a part of his life was filled with sickness and death?
  • his mother died
  • his father died
  • his foster parents died
  • his wife died
When did he publish his first written work?
  • 1827
What was his most significant work?
  • Tamerlane
What themes from his life are evident in his works?
  • all the dark thing that happened like all the deaths in his life
Why was his death such a mystery?
  • he was found semi-consciousness
What was Poe's impact or influence on the world?
  • he started mystery writing
What genre does Poe's stories fall into?
  • mystery and/or detective