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Title: Edgar Allan Poe


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Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1809-1849

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Major Works
  • Tell Tale Heart
  • Cask of Amontillado
  • The Black Cat
  • Pit and the Pendulum
  • Fall of the House of Usher
  • Hop-Frog
  • The Raven

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Only 1 Novel
  • Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pymm

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Poe lived the saddest life you have ever heard!
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Childhood
  • Parents are both actors in Boston.
  • Dad abandons family when Poe is 1
  • Mom dies of Tuberculosis while Poe is 2!
  • Poe is adopted by the Allan family and moves to
    Richmond, Virginia.

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  • John Allan

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Tuburculosis melts your lungs and crushes your
body.
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Poes home in Virginia
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In Virginia
  • Poe does NOT get along with John Allan.
  • Goes to University of Virginia, but is expelled
    because he drinks and gambles too much.
  • John Allan cuts off ties with him.
  • Goes by the name, Henri Le Rennet
  • Soon after, Mrs. Allan dies of tuberculosis

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Military
  • Poe and Allan make up
  • Poe agrees to go to Westpoint Military Academy
  • Poe fights with Allan again over illicit and
    illegitimate children (did Poe have them?)
  • Allan once again ditches Poe. They never speak
    again.
  • Poe gets intentionally expelled from academy.

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Baltimore
  • Poe moves to Baltimore
  • Earns money as writer wins awards
  • He falls in love with a girl. Shes beautiful
    her name is Virginia Clemm.

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Weird thing is.
  • She is 13 AND she is his first cousin! (They lie
    and say she is 21).

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Happiness?
  • Things seem to be going well
  • Poe is CRAZY about Virginia
  • One day, shes playing the piano and singing and
    starts coughing up blood.
  • Turns out, she had contracted Tuberculosis and
    dies a slow, painful death while Poe watches.

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The Beginning of the End
  • Poe gets engaged to a girl in Rhode Island
  • She dumps him because hes a drunk
  • Poe gets engaged to a girl in Virginia.
  • She dumps him because hes a drunk

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Suicide
  • Poe tries to kill himself in 1848 via an
    intentional overdose.
  • He didnt take enough and survived!

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The End of the End
  • Poe is found on the streets of Baltimore
    delirious
  • Wearing clothes that dont fit him, doesnt know
    who he is, or how he got there
  • Keeps yelling only one word Reynolds! until
    finally saying, Lord help my poor soul! and
    dying.
  • Absolutely no records of his death or hospital
    visit! Spooooky!

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  • His grave is in Baltimore, near the Hippodrome
    and about 5 blocks from Ravens stadium.

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Poe Toaster
  • Every year since 1949, someone has left roses and
    cognac on Poes grave on January 19th.

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Baltimore named its football franchise after Poe
and his work.
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Poes Artistic Vision
  • Every single word in a piece of writing should be
    aimed at creating a single, vivid emotion.
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