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Edgar Alan Poe

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FC: Edgar Allan Poe By: Sammi Hargis

3: Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, to a mother who died of Tuberculosis and a father who left them shortly before his mother's death. He then became an orphan until he was taken, but not formally adopted by John and Frances Allan. He began his career in 1827, when he published his first his first group of poems known as Tamberlane and Other Poems. Poe, to this day, is known for creating the horror genre. Many stories still read today are “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, and “The Spectacles”. One of his most famous writings is the poem, “The Raven.” In 1835, when Poe was 27, he married his cousin, Virginia Clemm, who was only 13 at the time. She later died of Tuberculosis, as well. On October 7, 1849, Poe died in Baltimore, due to a cause that is still unknown to this day.

5: The Raven By: Edgar Allan Poe "The Raven", written by Poe, is about a man who is very sad about his dead maiden. He sits and sorrows over her one night until a raven comes to his door and perches above his window seal. The man asked the raven what his name was, and the raven said "Nevermore". The man continued to ask the raven questions about his fate with ever again being with his dead maiden, all the raven says is "nevermore". The man soon gets furious, and tells the raven to leave, but all the raven says is "nevermore". The man is so full of sorrow and doubt that he will ever see her again, that he is trapped inside himself and trapped in his own shadow of distress.

7: Influences of the Raven At the time "The Raven" was being written, Poe's wife, Virginia Clemm, was dieing of Tuberculosis, which influenced the story. Poe was so full of sorrow in her soon to come death, that he wrote to tell her that even after death, he will always love her.

9: "Annabel Lee" By: Edgar Allan Poe In May of 1849, Poe published a story named "Annabel Lee". It was about a man who lost his love, but yet she is still with him. He says every time the moon beams, he thinks of her, or every time the stars rise, he feels her eyes looking down on him, and when the night tide rises, he lays down and can still feel her presents. He also talks about how a cold wind came and took her life, because the angels were jealous of the love they shared, because it wasn't just a teenage relationship, but he described it as a love even his elders have never felt.

11: Influences of Annabel Lee By: Edgar Allan Poe The influence of Annabel Lee would have also been the death of Poe's wife, Virginia Clemm. This was a major influence because she was such a major person in his life, her death was very traumatizing. In the story, the cold would have been the disease that took her life, Tuberculosis. Even after her death he continued to love her, and in the story it is shown by him saying "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;"

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