Women in Poe's Life

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How many women had affected Poe's life via death, illness, etc.? If possibble could you tell me their names and how they affected Poe

-- Anonymous, April 11, 2000


There were three women in particular:Elizabeth Arnold, Poe's mother, Jane Stanard, the mother of a classmate, and Frances Allan, his foster mother. Obviously the death of Poe's mother had an effect on his life. Poe was infatuated with Mrs. Stanard and her death caused him to suffer greatly. He even wrote "To Helen" for her. Frances Allan's death was also hard for Poe, because she had asked for him on her death bed but he was unable to make it until the next day, and he felt very guilty about that. I hope this helps.

-- Anonymous, April 11, 2000

There was also Virgina Clemm, She was a 13 year old girl and he was "Poe," was 26 at that time and he than married his 13 year old cousin Virginia Clemm so there was four women that effected his life even though it is morally wrong to marry your cousin and not only that it is just disgusting but he made that choice and he had to live with it not you or I but he is a great writer I ove hi "ANABEL LEE," poem that just touched me in a way nothing has ever before so I hope this helps you answer your question???!!!!..........

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-- Anonymous, April 12, 2000

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