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Was Edgar Allen Poe's wife, Virginia, alive when he wrote "The Raven"

-- Anonymous, December 16, 2003


Virginia died in the beginning of 1847 (Jan.30, if I remember well), while "The Raven" was published about two year earlier (Jan.29, 1845). Yours sincerely, Raven's Shade (Belgium).

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2003

Virginia was showing the first signs of sickness that had killed other women in Poe's life so it might be part retropsect projected to a logicla fear for the future. Other stories that seem presumptive of Virginia''s fate are before her death. "Eleanora" seems post-death but is not.

-- Anonymous, December 21, 2003

I don't think Virginia was poe's first love. he was egaged to some one else!!!! !3 year old cousin!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2004

virginia WAS the 13 year old cousin

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-- Anonymous, October 27, 2004

i do think that virginia was poe's first love. he wrote tha beautiful poem "annabel lee" for her. it explains his feelings of loss of love and his grief.

-- Anonymous, November 09, 2004

Poe was engaged to someone else Elmira Royster 10 years before Virginia and poe were engaged.

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2005

You stupid fer verginia was 13 years old when Edgar got engaged with her I am doing a reaserch on Edgar

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2005

she was 14 you fools

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2005

She was 14 when he publically married her but she was really 13 when they really got married.

-- Anonymous, February 10, 2005

Virginia was indeed alive raven was made in 1845

-- Anonymous, February 10, 2005

No,by then she was already dead.But she wasone reason that he wrote the raven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2005

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