Was Poe insane or crazy?

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Was Poe insane or crazy or was he bright?

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2002


No, Poe was not crazy or insane, he was just expressing what his imagine gave him... he didnt really care what people thought about him... but many thought that Poe was a drunkerd and drug addict, but he wasn't

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2002

he was a very psychotic person.

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2003

actually Poe was a dunkard and did do drugs, but he wasn't crazy. He had a hard life . His parents died when he was three. Some of his nieghbors were kind enough to illegally adopt him. Then his adopted father forced him into the military until he died. Then he got out when he found out that his adopted mother was severly ill. Now you tell me why that wouldn't drive a man to drink.

-- Anonymous, January 24, 2003

Poe was FORCED into the military. He changed his name and joined.

-- Anonymous, April 21, 2003

I meant WASNT

-- Anonymous, April 21, 2003

My cousin said that he drove himself insane because of his readers

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2003

I'm doing a reaserch paper on this topic so if any of you have any sources of information that would help me please let me know by e-mailing me I would really appreciate it thanx.

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2003

from what I've heard Poe was not insane OR a drunkard.He had diabeties so when he drank a little he got really drunk and he made a distinction between the characters in his stories and himself.

-- Anonymous, November 30, 2003

I have reacently had a lose in my life, my cat who I had for three years was killed. You see, I have a neighbor who is VERY SICK in the mind. One day they grabbed a knife and went outside and stabbed my cat, for no apparent reason. I found my cat crying outside, about 5 minutes later. I sat sobbing on the ground, holding my cat's dead body. You can only imagine the horror I feel inside. I have found a temporary relief from this pain when I write poems about the huge horror I feel inside. I think Poe had did a similar thing, and felt similar, but with even more grief. I think Poe was neither crazy nor insane, but sad and grieving.

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2004

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