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Title: Edgar Allan Poe Biography

Edgar Allan Poe Biography
  • By Miranda Garcia
  • W. Stiern Middle School
  • Ms. Marshall
  • 2009-2010
  • HSS

The Family
  • Mother - Elizabeth Hopkins Poe
  • Father David Poe Jr.
  • Brother- William Poe
  • Sister Rosalie Poe
  • Father died in 1810, Mother died in 1811 leaving
    three children including Poe (Age 3)

The Birth of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston
  • After parents death, Poe was taken into the home
    of a Richmond merchant, John Allan
  • Poe was educated in Virginia and England
  • While boys in school wrote mere mechanical
    verses, Poe wrote genuine poetry
  • Never legally adopted, Poe took Johns last name,
    Allan, as his middle name

The Beginning of Poe
  • Poe attended manor school at Stroke Newington in
  • It became the setting for his story William
  • He attended the University of Virginia
  • At the university he composed some tales but was
    little known for them
  • He was expelled for not paying his gambling debts
  • He was later disowned
  • He joined the U.S. army as a soldier under the
    assumed name Edgar A. Perry

The Beginning of Poe (continued)
  • He was sent to Sullivans Island, South Carolina,
    setting for The Gold Bug (1843) Balloon Hoax
    (1844) Tamerlane and other poems (1827)
  • He entered West Point
  • He was dishonorably discharged for the next year,
    for intentional neglect of his duties as a
    result of his own determination to be released

Becoming Known
  • He lived in Baltimore with his aunt, Mrs. Maria
    Clemm (1833)
  • He won a prize of 50 for the short story MS
    Found in a Bottle
  • He started his career as a staff member of
    various magazines
  • He was a literary messenger in Richmond (1835)
  • He worked for Burtons Gentlemans Magazine in
    Philadelphia (1839-1840)
  • He worked for Grahams Magazine (1842-1843)
  • He had to leave Southern Literary Messenger due
    to alchoholism

Poes Love
  • He became engaged to Elmira Royster but was
    canceled by her parents (1826)
  • He was married to his 13 year old cousin Virginia
    Clemm (1842)
  • She died from tuberculosis after popping a blood
  • When the place where she was buried was
    destroyed, William Fearing Gill rescued her
  • He had several other romances, including poet
    Sarah Helen Whitman
  • He then again became engaged to Elmira Royster
    who was at the time Mrs. Shelton (1849)
  • He dedicated Annabel Lee to Virginia Clemm

Poe to the End
  • Poe suffered from depression and madness
  • As a result, attempted suicide in 1848
  • He went missing and when found was in delirious
    condition at Ryans Inn and Taverna in Baltimore
  • He died in a hospital on October 7, 1849
  • He was buried at the Westminister Presbyterian
    burial yard
  • Four mourners attended the funeral (Relative
    Nielson Poe and Henry Herring, colleague Dr.
    Joseph Snodgrass, and former classmate Z. Collins

Poes Famous List of Tales
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Cask of Amontillado
  • Hop-Frog
  • The Black Cat
  • Ligeia
  • The Assignation
  • The Oval Portrait
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The Purloined Letter
  • The Gold-Bug
  • Shadow-A Parable
  • A Descent into the Maelstrom
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Sphinx

Poes Famous Lists of Poems
  • The Raven
  • Lenore
  • To Helen
  • Ulalume
  • The Bells
  • Annabel Lee
  • The Haunted Palace
  • The Conqueror Worm
  • The Valley of Unrest
  • The City in the Sea
  • The Sleeper
  • A Dream Within a Dream
  • Dream-Land
  • Eulalie
  • Dreams
  • Silence

Poes List of Work
  • The Raven
  • The Bells
  • Ulalume
  • To Helen
  • Annabel Lee
  • A Valentine
  • An Enigma
  • To My Mother
  • For Annie
  • To F----
  • To Frances S. Osgood
  • Eldorado
  • Eulalie
  • A Dream Within A Dream
  • To Marie Louise (Shew)
  • The City In The Sea
  • The Sleeper
  • Bridal Ballad
  • Poems Of Manhood
  • Sonnet -- To Science
  • Al Aaraaf
  • Tamerlane
  • To Helen
  • The Valley Of Unrest
  • Israfel
  • To ---
  • To The River ----
  • Song
  • Spirits Of The Dead
  • A Dream
  • Romance
  • Fairy-Land
  • The Lake -- To ----
  • Evening Star
  • "The Happiest Day"
  • Imitation
  • Hymn To Aristogeiton And Harmodius
  • Dreams

  • Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Edgar Allan Poe Collection
  • http//kirjasto.sci.fi/eapoe.htm
  • http//www.mysterynet.com/edgar-allan-poe/
  • http//ebookmall.com/alpha-titles/p-titles/Poems-E
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