Why is Poe's death so mysterious?

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Hey, Poe fans! I'm doing a project in English on Poe, and I need to concentrate on the later parts of his life. Can anyone please tell me why is death is considered mysterious? Like the circumstances he died in? when u email me, please give "Poe question online" as the subject.


-- Anonymous, October 27, 2003


Hey My Name Is Ashley And Im here To answer your question some people say he was tired of life or he overdosed on drugs but what i really think is that he was a madman well not really a madman but he wrote a book that people cosierd himself as one so he probally killed himself because his readers thought so and when he died he probally wrote a book on how he wanted to die

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2003

I found out that his life was so stressed that he died from stess.

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2003

Poe's death is mysterious because it was not completely known. All that is really known is that he disappeared for three days, many think it was due to one of his drinking and drug binges, and was discovered in a Boston gutter, delirious. Three days later, he died in a hospital which what was reported in his obituary from "congestion of the brain." I believe that means that he died in a delirious, weak condition. His final words were, "Lord help my poor soul." He died on October 7, 1849. Contrary to the other postings, Poe was stressed - he did not die from it. He did not die from a drinking/drug abuse. He did not die because he was a madman - in all reality, he was quite sane. Throughout his life he endured several illnesses, all of which made him weak and unable to work during them. While Virgina was dying with consumption, he was sick by her side - the mother in law was doing a lot of work to keep the fed and warm. The reason why many people believe he suffered emotional, psychological problems is because of his writings. Poe may have had his own individual demons, but they were not the cause of his own death.

Hopefully this gives you some help.

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2003

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