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1: Edgar Allan Poes mother was an actress and worked in a theater. She died when he was little and his father abandoned him

3: His mother would leave him backstage during her performances. She used cloth dipped in whiskey to silence him.

5: John Allan and Frances Valentine Allan adopted Poe. Edgar had one sister and brother.

6: Edgar Allan Poe was never legally adopted. Poe also didn't get along with his step father but loved his step mom

9: Edgar Allan Poe enlisted in the army at a us military academy. He often got in trouble.

10: He then got news that his step mother had died and his father had not invited Poe to the funeral. Poe was furious and got himself kicked out of the army.

13: Edgar attended the university of Virginia till he dropped out due too money issues. His first job was writing for a newspaper, it only lasted a few months because the company went into bankrupt.

15: Poe often stayed at his aunts house. He then decided to marry his 13 year old cousin when he was 27.

17: He never had a real job and was mostly unemployed. He made most of his money of contests.

18: He was paid $9.00 for the Raven. He wrote stories based on how he felt or the time of day or weather.

21: He was a sever drug addict. The most Poe ever made at one time was $100 in a contest.

22: Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849 His last words were " lord please help my soul".

25: Poe | died of an unknown cause. He was found in someone else's clothes.

27: * Annabel lee * The raven * The sleeper * The valley of unrest * the fall of the house of Usher * Eleonora * The tell tale heart

29: The Raven was published in 1845. The Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poes the raven

31: He wrote the Raven after his love Lenor died. He was very depressed.

33: He got nevermore from he will never more see lenore. People believe he got the raven from when there was a swarm of them that flew often by his house.

35: After | Poes death a man named Rufus Girisworld wrote a article saying poe was a drunken madman. He was trying to get back on poe for doing offensive things to him. It backfired and caused people to buy his books more.

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