Edgar Allen Poe

By: Courtney Mack

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, critic, and an editor. He brings images to mind of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. He was born in Boston Massachusetts. (www.poemuseum.org/life.php)

What was Poe's childhood like?

Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. His family was dirt poor, and when he was two, his father abandoned the family. When he was three, his mother got sick with tuberculosis, and died that same year. Poe went to go and live with his aunt. (www.poestories.com/biography.php)

How big a part of Poe's life was filled with sickness and death?

Poe had many deaths and sicknesses in his family. His mother and father both died when he was three. When he went to go and live with John Allan, and his wife Frances Valentine Allan, they both died. On October 7,1849,Poe had reached the death of his life. (www.poemuseum.org/life.php)

When did Poe publish his first written work?

Poe published his first written work when he was 18, in the year of 1827. (www.eapoe.org/geninfo/poechron.htm)

What was his most significant work?

Poe's most famous written work is The Raven. (www.poestories.com/biography.php)

What themes from his life are evident in his work?

Themes that are mainly evident in his work are, when he lived in poverty and all the deaths that occurred in his life. (www.eapoe.org/geninfo/poechron.htm)

Why was his death such a mystery?

People don't know why, but they think he had a lesion on one side of his brain. They think that he only beat ten regular beats after which is suspended. (www.eapoe.org/geninfo/poechron.htm)

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

When he would write his books, he would make the detectives in the horror stories become popular. (www.poemuseum.org/life.php)

What genre does Poe's stories fall into?

Poe writes stories that are based on the genres of horror and mystery. (www.poemuseum.org/life.php)