Poe Barried Alive?

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I have to do an english report in witch I have to cite all of my information. I was descusing the death of poe with a friend when he told me that he herd that Poe was barried alive. I would like to put this in my report but need to know were its found.

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2002


The Biography.com website says Poe died in a hospital bed, I think this site says he died in a gutter. To answer your question, no, Poe wasn't buried alive, however he was afraid of being buried alive. So he made plans for his coffin to contain a gun attached to the lid that would shoot a flag up through the ground. Sorry, I can't find a site that backs this up but I'll keep looking. I hope your report isn't due soon.

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2002

Poe din't slip quietly into a trance. He died pretty traumatically. Those coffin arrangements never happened but his bodied was moved around and obviously there was no evidence of his awakening. There WAS a minor novel about that happening and of course Poe's own stories make rumors and legends easy to spread. Reality had some stranger elements you might explore in a real biography rather than a rumor.

-- Anonymous, February 20, 2002

He was found lying in the gutter. They think he died of rabies nowadays, but then it was said in his obituary that he died of congestion of the brain.

-- Anonymous, February 21, 2002

I thought he was found in the middle of a road.

-- Anonymous, April 17, 2002

do ne of u people know nething?????????? so many diff. answers, how gay!!!! *giggles*

-- Anonymous, May 17, 2004

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