was Poe a killer?

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Was Poe a killer?

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2000


As you can see i am a very opinionated person. And bladey bladey blah. But personaly i have no earthly idea

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2000

He was a real person that was weird. He would write some scarry books. He also was my great-uncle.(if you wanted to know who I am, I am tricia poe.If you don't think i'm real I am geoffrey poe's daughter.)

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2000

Was Poe a killer? What would make one ask this? Poe was an incredibly brilliant man, too brilliant by society's standards, hence he was considered from odd to insane. Poe's thinking was acheived on a level we only dream of comprehending, and so we judge, pointing him out as the odd, when in most probability, we are the ones not completing our full potential. Because Poe could write so well, it horrififed his readers, this makes him a killer? No, in my mind, it makes him a literary genious. May I also ask, exactly how many of Poe's works has this person read? It may perhaps be that this person has read "The Raven" or "The Tell Tale Heart" and that is all. Poe is much deeper than that. Also, I'd like all of you to know, that age is no excuse for ignorance, I am only 15 years old.

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2000

Poe may have written many short stories dealing with death and the after-life, but he was not a killer. His stories may be the contibuting factor of this rumor, but in all reality, Poe was a very brilliant man who wrote very intelligently. His tales and poems are very fascinating and very well written.

-- Anonymous, May 22, 2000

I have actually thought the same. Many of Poe's stories and poems include killing, guilt, and confession. Was this taken from Poe's own life...?

-- Anonymous, November 18, 2000

Although Poe went to West Point, he never fought in any wars. He had a scar on his shoulder, possably from a duel, but there's no report that he ever killed anybody.

-- Anonymous, October 05, 2003

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