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Edgar Allan Poe

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Many consider Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and poetry to have been ahead of their time. Classics such as 'The Raven,' 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' and 'The Cask of Amontillado' still haunt us today.
Answer I suppose it's because he simply didn't want a specific year or a specific name, so as to not limit the reader's imagination with such confining details. You could say that he wanted the reader to have a sense of knowing that this story could be taking place at anytime, to more or less an…
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Lady MadelineLady Madeline is Roderick Usher's twin sister. She is sick with a disease called catalepsy. One with this disease is in a trance-like state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli. The narrator of the short story and Roderick assume that Madeline is dead (since she…
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because he felt like it he was a messed up dud
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no he did not
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It might not be possible to tell which tales are grotesque and which are arabesque, since it seems that even Poe himself did not see them that way, in other words as being one or the other. In his preface to the work he does not state which are which. The work is a two volume set and there were no d…
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He had very good pieces of literature he was very good at making people wonder what was going to happen next. he is a MINDFREAK.
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Edgar Allan Poe believes that all short stories should have a "Single Effect" and that all events and details of the story should contribute to this effect.
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Answer With the publication of "Murders in the Rue Morgue" in 1841, Poe invented the detective story. He helped to popularize the horror story, but he did not create this genre.
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Edgar Allan Poe's first real job was an editor for a newspaper. Poe got the job because he won a contest for writing a story called, The Manuscript Found in a Bottle" this was in 1835.
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There are no conclusive causes of the death of Edgar Allan Poe. Death certificates were not required in every death and there have been several exhaustive searches for records but none have been found, not even from the hospital where Poe died. The 'Baltimore Clipper' newspaper published an item st…
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Poe wrote one novel and many short stories of horror, mystery, detective, humor, satire, fantasy, and even science fiction. He wrote poems on many topics. He wrote critical reviews of other authors. He wrote very interesting short stories and poetry and mostly about death. Edgar Allan Poe wrote m…
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He was one ot the most important writters.
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The Sphinx has the body of a lion.
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In Edgar Allan Poe's 'William Wilson,' the narrator's second self or mirror image, serves as both his alter ego, as well as his conscience, and manages to prevent him from committing crimes or engaging in immoral behavior. It eventually becomes apparent that the double has been created by the narrat…
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Edgar Allan Poe as of Sept. 2004 has been said to suffer from Manic-Depressive Bipolar disorder. This would explain the fact that as time grew his writings became more disturbed, because the affliction worsens with time. Poe's drinking and smoking problems were more than likely a way of self-medicat…
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Both of his parents were actors who died when he was two or three, I believe. He lived most of his life in poverty, borrowing money when he could from his foster father. He married his thirteen year old cousin, Virginia, who died of tuberculosis (as did his mother). It is believed that he probably a…
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It was believed he had Diabetes.
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The three major themes of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and poems are untimely death, insanity, and horrific gore. These themes reflect his life. Most of the women in his life died of tuberculosis, a disease where the victim coughs up blood and drowns in it. This probably caused the untimely death…
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Edgar allan poe was 2 years old, almost 3, when the tragedy of death struck his mother. Poe had been born on January 19, 1809. His mother died on December 8, 1811. His father died a few days later on or about December 10, 1811. at three his mother died
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Edgar Allan Poe wrote many stories and Poems (the most popular 'The Raven.' He enjoyed writing and poetry with mayhem, macabre and 'the dark side' of life. All his life he had been depressed and as his future unfolded before him he drank, which made his depression greater and he became a threat at t…
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Born January 19, 1809, he was an American poet, short story writer, literary critic, editor, and an essayist during the Romantic Movement. He is most famous for his mystery/macabre tales. Poe is considered the inventor of the modern detective-fiction genre. Poe is also famous for being one of the we…
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Poe served in the army eventually being discharged as Sergeant Major. Poe was an editor at the Southern Literary Messenger and an assistant editor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine. He also wrote as a critic of other literary works.
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Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems
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he hoped to be a poet...but mainly to survive
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No, Poe was not a pedophile.
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Answer because the narrator needed help because he was wounded
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He wanted to be a poet cause of how how horrible his life was. If u read the poems he has they show how he feels,and going by the how his poems are he had a bad life and feels horrible. I feel bad bad for him
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About 2 years in the wild, and up to 3 years in captivity.
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Poe uses the "Haunted Palace" as a metaphor for a human head.  Palace=human mind  'banners...float and flow'=blonde hair  windows=eyes  spirits=thoughts  lute's well-tuned law=sanity  porphyrogene=reference to royalty/perfection of a mind in control of its thought…
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Tuberculosis (TB)--it was also known as the "Red Death" due to the amount of blood the infected coughed upThe exact cause of Poe's mother's death is unknown. She had no history of being treated for TB, which sometimes takes months or longer before taking a life. She may have had pneumonia, which is …
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"The Raven" is the most popular, but "Annabel Lee", "Lenore", and "The Bells" are all very popular as well. Poe's most famous "poembook" is probably his first: "Tamerlane and Other Poems.
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No, he was not allergic to alcohol.
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The actual cause of his death is a mystery. Medical science at that time was quite primitive. Speculation includes, alcoholism, cerebral inflammation, brain congestion, cholera, meningitis, rabies, epilepsy, syphilis, heart disease, and fever delirium Another theory is "cooping." This is a practi…
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Stories: The Tell-tale Heart; The Cask of Amontillado; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Fall Of The House Of Usher"; The Murders in the Rue Morgue;Poems: The Raven; Annabel Lee; Lenore; Tamerlane; Al Araaf; The Conqueror Worm
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The first stanza compares the girl to the river, and the second stanza says how the girl is in the poet's heart.
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Edgar Allan Poe's father, David, abandoned his wife and children while Poe's mother Elizabeth was pregnant with her third child, Rosalie. Then, about a year later, Elizabeth died on December 8, 1811, Edgar (almost 3 years old) and Rosalie (about 1 year old) were probably with her when she died at th…
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The true cause of Edgar Allan Poe is still unknown, but it could be because of alcoholism.
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It was reported in a newspaper obituary a few days after Poe's death that he died of "congestion of the brain." This was not a medical diagnosis of the cause of death and there is no death certificate. No one knows if it was alcoholism related although many people simply assumed that. The fact is no…
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While Poe wrote no plays, per se, he did write one long poem called "Politian" which reads like a play with scenes and asides.
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Edgar Allan Poe died Sunday October 7 1849. He died in Washington University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was found in a pitiable condition and taken unconscious to a hospital in Baltimore. He was buried in the Westminster Burying Ground of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryla…
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He was.an ofgicer cadet at west point
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Edgar Allan Poe's work history is writing poems of his sad life full of death and tragedy.
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No, Poe did not die from rabies.This theory first arose in 1996 by a Dr. Michael Benitez. He had read an article on Poe's death written by a Charles Scarlett, Jr. in 1978. In that article, Scarlett commented that Poe had been given a drink of water but that he had difficulty swallowing it. From this…
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Lenore is one of the symbols Poe used throughout his writing to refer to his older brother, William Henry Leonard Poe, who Edgar was always looking up to. He based many of his writings off of his older brother's works. By rearanging some of the letters in Henry's name "Leonard", one can conclude the…
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Poe attended the University of Virginia and the US Military Academy at West Point, but he did not graduate from either institution. Poe entered the University of Virginia founded by Thomas Jefferson with less than enough money from his foster father to pay for one year, but he left the university af…
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It is very likely that Edgar Allan Poe's foster parents both died of consumption, or tuberculosis. The obituary for both Frances (1829, age 43 - 45) and John (1834, age 54 or 55) Allan said they died after a lengthy and (in Frances' case) painful illness.
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The name of Edgar Allan Poe's foster mother was Frances Allan.
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Poe's foster mother, Frances Keeling Valentine Allan, died on February 28, 1829. He did not have an adopted or step mother.
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He actually did not write a lot of "books" per se. He wrote several tales and poems separately that were placed together in collections, like what we see today. "The Best of Edgar Allan Poe" or "The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe". But he did write 4 books himself: 1.) The Narrative of Arthur Go…
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According to a family member, Edgar Allan Poe's natural mother, Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe died of pneumonia. There is no history that Poe's natural mother died of tuberculosis as his wife later did.
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Edgar Allan Poe thought West Point was too strict, so he skipped classes and was court-martialed where he was found guilty and kicked out.Poe was dismissed from West Point because he was court martialled for failing to obey regulations. Poe disliked being in West Point and he engineered his own dism…
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Edgar Allan Poe's wife, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, died of tuberculosis (Consumption) on 30 January 1847 at age 24. One day while she was playing the piano she started coughing uncontrollably and a vein in her throat burst. She survived, but five years later she most likely died from the effects of t…
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Virginia Eliza Clemm, his 13-year-old first cousin. The marriage license was filed in Baltimore, Maryland on September 22nd, 1835, at which time the couple may also have been secretly married. The public ceremony took place on May 16th, 1836 in Richmond, Virginia. She died of tuberculosis on January…
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Edgar Allan Poe is buried at Westminster Burying Ground, in Baltimore, Maryland, along with his wife/cousin, and "aunt." Westminster Hall and Burying Ground 519 West Fayette Street Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MarylandIn the cemetery at Westminster Burying Ground at the Westminster Presbyterian Church…
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He died from a lingering illness, which was probably TB (Tuberculosis) then known as consumption.
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Edgar Allan Poe died in the early morning on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40. On October 3, 1849, Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and ... in need of immediate assistance," according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to the Washington…
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No one knows because there were no standardized intelligence quotient tests in existence at that time, which could have measured his I. Q.
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About sixty-six. Also, he had just begun writing an untitled piece when he died that has been named "The Lighthouse" that may have been intended as a short story or a novel.
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The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum
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The speaker's own thoughts about dreams.
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Poe's foster mother, Frances Keeling Valentine Allan, died of tuberculosis on February 28, 1829.
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No one adopted Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Poe was born on January 19, 1809. His mother died on December 8, 1811 and his father died on or about December 10, 1811. Poe was taken in and raised by foster parents John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. Poe was never legally adopted therefore he did no…
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Poe's Books Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827) Al Araaaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829) Poems (1831) The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) The Chronologist's First Book (1839) Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840) The Prose Romances of Edgar Allan Poe (1843) Tales (184…
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Pneumonia According to a family member, she died of pneumonia, not tuberculosis as his wife had. There is no history that Poes' natural mother had tuberculosis.
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Edgar Allan poe was the master of the suspense tale. He is one of the best known and most underappreciated American authors. Without Poe you would have no Stephen King, Dean Koontz, etc. The reason is that Poe went through many problems in his life, and that helped to make him the master of the mac…
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See the link below.
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Annabel Lee was the name of the girl in the poem. There is a debate whether he knows anyone by this name, but it is known that he was married to Virginia Clemm and the poem was written after her death. The poem is about her.
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'Alone' by Edgar Allan Poe is a poem of his loneliness and frustration with the world for not understanding him, however, later in the poem is comes to realize that his uniqueness is a good thing and that he shouldn't be mad about it.
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The speaker is a depressed man who has lost his beloved.
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Virginia Eliza Clemm, Edgar Allan Poe's first cousin, was 13 when she married Poe on May 16, 1836, but the license said she was 21 while Poe was 27.
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Most people recognize Poe by his famous poem, "The Raven". Others may have read one of his more popular dark and creepy tales like, "The Fall of the House of Usher" or "The Tell-tale Heart". Poe wrote quite a few gothic stories about murder, revenge, torture, the plague, being buried alive, and insa…
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Edgar Allan Poe wrote at least 70 poems though some of them have never been completed nor published. Probably his most well known one is The Raven which he wrote in January of 1845. The poem tells the story of a distraught lover who is visited by an ebony, talking raven who continually repeats "nev…
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Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem is "The Raven".
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Edgar Allan Poe is famous for both his gothic horror writing and the gothic horror of his life. He wrote stories famous for their unusual endings, one of which was initially banned from publication because the bad guy got away with it in the end ("The Cask of Amontillado"). In his life, he spent som…
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No one knows with any degree of certainty what Edgar Allan Poe died from. No autopsy was performed at the time and no death certificate with a cause of death was ever issued. A brief obituary stated that Poe had died of "congestion of the brain" but that was not a medical finding. All of the variou…
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Edgar Allan did not have adopted parents. Poe had foster parents. He was taken in by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan; however they never adopted him. The Allans had Poe baptized "Edgar Allan Poe." The relationship between John Allan and Edgar Allan Poe was eventually very strained, but in honor of his foste…
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Poe's foster mother, Frances Keeling Valentine Allan, died of consumption (tuberculosis) on February 28, 1829. Frances Allan carried on with life but remained devoted to her foster son until she died. Poe never had an adopted mother nor step mother. We honestly cannot be certain what caused the de…
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Single effect is when elements in a poem/short story/story/etc. don't add together,but more so tell their own part.(ex.Marry likes Mark.....Sally and Bill ate lunch together today.etc) Unity Effect is when elements in a poem/short story/story/etc mix together and add up to make the end of the story…
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It seems to me that the rising action would be when Montresor talks about amontillado that he got and luchesi in front of Fortunato which immediately makes Fortunato want to check it out because he thinks of himself as a wine connoisseur and does not want to miss out. What the reader and Montresor k…
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It is widely believed that Edgar Allan Poe was allergic to alcohol. New discoveries have found that a drink of alcohol may have been what killed Poe.
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Edgar Allan Poe's natural mother, Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe, was born in England and moved to the United States with her widowed mother at eight years of age.
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Edgar Allan Poe is credited with creating the modern detective stories. he was also a role model for other writers and inspired people to write
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On a chilly autumn day in the year of the new millennium, I head my car out of Charleston, South Carolina up the coast, across the river and marshes to Sullivan's Island, now a settled community of mostly year round residents. Meandering, I could turn left onto Gold Bug Avenue, or Raven Drive, or tu…
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Some time after Poe's natural mother, Eliza Poe, gave birth to young Edgar Poe, on January 19, 1809, her husband, David, abandoned the family. When Poe was 2 years and 11 months old his mother died on December 8, 1811, of an unspecified illness, which was probably pneumonia. There are no records of …
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Some peers of Edgar Allan Poe are: Charles Dickens, with whom Poe met to discuss writing as well as a possibility of a joint venture to promote each others writings in their respective countries. It never got off the ground.Lord Byron writes "The Giaour" in 1813Mary Shelley, who published "Frankenst…
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Some peers of Edgar Allan Poe are: Charles Dickens, with whom Poe met to discuss writing as well as a possibility of a joint venture to promote each others writings in their respective countries. It never got off the ground.Lord Byron writes "The Giaour" in 1813Mary Shelley, who published "Frankenst…
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Edgar Allan Poe was born in January 19, 1809. January 19th 2009 = 200 years old, January 19th 2010 = 201 years old, January 19th 2011 = 202 years old, ...
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11 Jan: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes first women to earn medical degree in the United States 05 Mar: Zachary Taylor is inaugurated as the 12th president of the United StatesMay: Charles Dickens begins the serialised publication of the novel David Copperfield22 May: Abraham Lincoln (who, incidentally,…
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Born January 19th 1809. He drank to excess at various times in his life. When he was 27 years old he married his 13 year old cousin Virginia Eliza Clemm. He published his first poetry at age 18. He had the same initials as his Mother (Elizabeth Arnold Poe - Edgar Allan Poe). He was born the sam…
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1827, by 1831 he had published 3 small volumes
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This is the most comprehensive listing I have seen so far and it comes from the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore at the Related Link below. Northeast corner of Main and Thirteenth Streets (Richmond, Virginia. January 1812 - June 22, 1815) xxx (Irvine, Scotland. 1815)146 Sloane Street (Chelsea, …
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He married his 13 year old cousin named Virginia, he abused alcohol, his dad left the family when he was about 2 years old, his mom and dad both died when he was almost 3 years old, and his wife/cousin died from tuberculosis. He had a weird life.
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Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809 and died on Octoboer 7, 1849.Poe's wife, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe was born on August 15, 1822 and died on January 30, 1847, making Edgar 38 at the time of her death.
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Edgar Allan Poe wrote The Raven in January of 1845. The poem tells the story of a distraught lover who is visited by an ebony, talking raven who continually repeats "nevermore".
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The short stories of mystery and horror The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Gold Bug, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Purloined Letter, The Oblong Box, Ligeia, The Black Cat, The Premature Burial.…
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William Wilson is about the human mind and how it can defeat evil and be good. The story uses a criminal character to explore how men can receive freedom from his crimes and sins. Poe argues it is within control and possibliity that criminals can be freed from their deeds and consciences.
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Poems are mainly about cheese and other such things.
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