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I have a thing due tomorrow !!! .. i need to know 20 facts about Edgar Allen Poe.
If you could give me any you know it would be great.
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004
edgar allen poes real mother died in 1811 and his real fother died in 1800. 1. Poe’s life was remarkable because he is a famous writer, with a great mind, and has written many books. Also when he was 27 he got married to Virginia Clemm (age 13). Even though he had a new family, Poe still stayed very close to his first. 2. Poe’s mom died when he was young. When he got older his wife Virginia Clemm also died. He was never really close to his foster family, so John Allen’s death did not really affect Poe's life at all. With his wife and mother dead he was very lonely at times. 3. People admired Poe’s stories and poems, we also admired that he loved his job and devoted so much to it. How much he loved his wife and mother really showed up in his work. Those were some of Poe’s happiest years, when he was not alone. 4. Poe lived sad for some of his life. Poe really did not like his foster family. He also did not have a lot of people who loved him. All of the tragedies in his life really showed up in his stories and his poems. 5. Poe’s traits that proved to be difficult were his alcohol problem that may have caused his death. He also got expelled from his collage West University. Something like that does not look good on ones résumé. 6. Poe was smart, so that really helped him to get into collage. Also he fell in love with someone named Virginia Clemm. Not everyone finds love. 7. Poe’s bad decisions were that he had been an alcoholic. Poe did not do anything about it. The drinking could have been the possibility of his death. 8. Our group learned two important facts in Poe’s life. One is that Poe had a hard way of living. He did not have any real memories of his father and mother. When his mother was dieing she died at such a young age, and he had to watch. Also we learned that it is important to go to collage because it helped with Poe’s job findings. 9. Well some of Poe’s stories, and poems really showed how many enemies he really had. Like how many people died in his stories, and the terror. When he wrote them I think he had his enemies in mind.
-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004
Poe was once stated to have said, "The death of a beautiful woman is the unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world."
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He disappeared before showing up in a gutter - he died in a hospital shortly after.
Although his mother-in-law, and aunt, was sick, she helped him find food (in some cases, steal) food for their family.
Poe was believed to have been a hard-core opium addict.
Poe received some acclaim after writing "the Raven" - it was a huge hit, but he could't follow it up with something the public liked.
Poe was once an editor, it didn't last long.
-- Anonymous, October 19, 2004
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-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004
Poe attended the University of Virginia (1826), but was expelled for not paying his gambling debts. This led to a quarrel with his gaurdian Allan, who later disowned him. In 1827 Poe joined the U.S. Army as a common soldier under assumed name and age. In 1830 Poe entered West Point and was dishonorably discharged next year, for intentional neglect of his duties.
-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004
Dear Casey, E.A. Poe was a heroine addict and had many encounters with the dezeez TB or teburkulosis. I hope i spelt that right. Edgar A. Poe is in the Hall of fame in New York. His death is still unexplained. Good luck with your 20 facts about E.A. Poe
Secerily, Angel E. Night
-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004
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-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004
Poe's parents were touring actors both died before he was 3 years old was taken into the home of John Allan a prosperous merchant in Richmond, Va., and baptized Edgar Allan Poe. In 1826 he entered the University of Virginia but stayed for only a year. Allen broke off Poe's engagement to Sarah Elmira Royster Poe enlisted in the army. Poe move in with his Aunt He married Virginia, who was not yet 14 years old. Virginia's death in January 1847 was a heavy blow, but Poe continued to write and lecture. Poe had died of "congestion of the brain in 1849.
-- Anonymous, October 25, 2004
i KNOW that edgar allen poe wrote many famous works, but his step- father didn't want them to be published, i think partially because he was jealous. Also, when he went off to college, his step-father gave him barely any money, so he had to gamble his money. and when he wrote a letter, asking for more money, his step-father said that he denied his wish, that he was a drunk, and he gambled everything.
-- Anonymous, November 11, 2004