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Title: Edgar Allan Poe


1
Edgar Allan Poe
  • Biography Webquest

2
1. Name Poes parents.
  • Elizabeth Arnold Poe
  • David Poe, Jr.

2. What was Poes mothers profession when he was
born?
  • actress

3
3. What happened to Poes biological father?
  • He abandoned the family

4. How old was Poe when his mother died?
  • He was two years old.

4
5. Name his siblings.
  • William Henry Leonard Poe and Rosalie Poe

6. What happened to Poes siblings after they
were orphaned?
  • They were sent to live with other families

5
7. How did Poe come to live with the Allans?
  • John Allan was his godfather, and took him in
    when his mother died
  • OR Fanny Allan helped nurse Eliza Poe on her
    deathbed

6
8. In what other countries did Poe live as a
young boy?
  • England and Scotland, 1815-1820

9. Reasons why Poe didnt like himself as a young
boy?
  • John Allan neglected the family and also never
    formally adopted him.
  • Fanny was frequently sick and didnt stay the
    entire 5 years in England, leaving Poe in
    boarding school

7
10. Describe Poes relationship with John Allan.
  • They argued often because Allan didnt show
    affection and thought Poes sadness over this was
    thanklessness

11. What university did John Allan send Poe to?
  • University of Virginia

8
12. What happened to Poe at that university?
  • He lost a lot of money gambling because Allan
    didnt give him enough for his expenses

13. How did John Allan react to Poes behavior at
the university?
  • Allan wouldnt let him continue studying there

9
14. What did Poe do for money after being pulled
out of university?
  • He enlisted in the army

15. After paying for Poes release from the Army,
what did John Allan do for Poe?
  • He helped Poe get a place at West Point

10
16. What finally ruined Poes relationship with
Allan?
  • Poe got himself expelled from West Point and
    wrote Allan an angry letter

17. Describe Poes relationship with Maria Clemm
  • She was his aunt who took him in when his
    relationship with Allan broke down and she became
    like a mother to him.

11
18. Who did Poe marry and how old was she?
  • his cousin Virginia Clemm (Marias daughter), who
    was only 13

19. Name some jobs Poe held.
  • He edited a lot of magazines and wrote for
    newspapers while periodically publishing
    collections of short stories and poetry.

12
20. How successful was Poe at these jobs?
  • Poe was good at his work, but his drinking got in
    the way and prevented him from keeping a job for
    very long

13
21. How successful was Poe in his writing career?
  • 1833 MS. Found in a Bottle won 50 from a
    Baltimore weekly
  • 1843 The Gold-Bug won 100 from the Philadelphia
    Dollar Newspaper
  • The Raven brought him national fame
  • However, he never earned much money.

14
22. What bad habit did Poe have as an adult?
  • drinking

23. What happened to Poes wife?
  • died in January 1847 of tuberculosis

15
24. How did Poe die and at what age?
  • Under mysterious circumstances found in a pub
    and taken to a hospital
  • Died alone five days later
  • Family wasnt notified
  • Of drinking or heart failure (cause is unclear)
  • at age 40
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