Poe's early life

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When did Poe's skill of a writer first develop? What were some of Poe's talents other than writing? What did Edgar Allan Poe write about as a boy? How did people respond to Poe's first writing attempts

-- Anonymous, December 03, 2001


he was a good swimmer

-- Anonymous, December 03, 2001

as a young cadet at west point, poe wrote his first short story and oddly enough it was a light-hearted story. his friend, there, made fun of it so he through it in the fire. later in his life he took criticism more gracefully but it was too late for his first piece of work.

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2001

Everyone recognized his talents. See www.eapoe.org for earliest works. At West Point he concentrated on jibes against the officer teachers. When he tried to sell his first poetry collection his fellow cadets were disappointed to find too many serious poems. Some were awkward struggles to find a style while following in the footsteps of Byron and other romantics. Mrs. Stanard greatly encouraged him to pursue his art and her death also served as one of those melancholic inspirations drawn from so many of his personal losses.

Poe was athletic, was adept at the sciences. In particular he boasted of his jumping and swimming. He liked cats, hiking and gardening, commenting on all aspects of culture, science and progress though little of politics or religion. He liked reading his works though in tough spots he suffered from stage fright as much as his actor/father had.

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2001

He was good at basketball, and liked to hang out with friends. I LIKE HIM:).He liked to eat french fries in the day, he told me. We were good friends

-- Anonymous, October 14, 2003

last one there's a penis pump

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2003

I loved edgar allen poe. We had a affair in a comfot inn. He has a 9 inch wang. I loved him now i am sad that he died so if you killed him please email me so i can come put you in the chair. Peace out

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2003

Alot of people here don't see MR.Poe here as I do. He was a good man with a strange way of thinking. I think as he did and it is a cruel world for these few idiots who have no idea what life is about when our hearts and minds are black and all you see is the cruelty of man, you begin to wonder. Some of these acclaims are false and should be taken absolutely nothing into mind. These are mostly lies, and I am souly here to clear he man's name. You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

-- Anonymous, November 18, 2003


-- Anonymous, January 06, 2004

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