Life of Poe

By: Noah Braun

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, critic, and editor. He was the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America's first great literary critic and theoretician.

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

Both of his parents, his step mom, and wife died. His parents died when he was three.

What was his childhood like?

His childhood was filled with sadness. Both his parents died when he was three and him and his family lived in poverty.

When did he publish his first written work?

Poe published his first written work in 1827.

What was his most significant work?

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

What themes from his life are evident in his work?

When he was living in poverty and many of his loved ones dying.

Why was his death such a mystery?

No one knows how he died.

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

He made detective and horror stories popular.

What genre does Poe's stories fall into?

His stories fall into detective fiction.

Explain why you think Poe wrote the types of stories that he did.

I think he got ideas for his stories from his childhood.