His Life•Born on January 19, 1809.•By the time he was 3, both of hisparents had died.•Tobacco merchant adopted him andtrained Poe to be a businessman.•However, Poe did not want to be abusinessman, and by the age of 13compiled enough poetry to publish.
•In 1862, Poe left Richmond toattend the University ofVirginia.•However, Poe was so poorhe had to return home.•His heart was only to bebroken by his fiancé. (This isa contributing factor to hiswork.)
Moving on…•Poe attended WestPoint. A prestigiousmilitary school.•After attending theschool for 8months, he waskicked out. (This isreally bad!)
*After being kicked out of West Point, Poe publisheshis second book.
* Poe married his wife Virginia. At the times, he was 27and she was 14 years of age. (Before you make noisesand say this is gross, this was common back then.)
New York•Poe and Virginiamove to New York.•He continues towrite and publishworks for magazines.•He publishes his fistbook of shortstories, Tales of theGrotesque andArabesque.
The Raven * In January, 1845, Poe publishes his narrative poem, The Raven. This work makes Poe famous.
Tragedy* Tragedy struck thesame year as thepublishing of TheRaven. Poe’s wifepassed away. Hewas unable to write.
*Poe wrote and published several more worksbefore dying on October 7, 1849.
Fo’ Sho’ Poe Facts•Poe was credited with the invention of the modern daydetective story.•Poe feared death. A common theme in his works arehis fear and uncertainties of it.•*There are 15 theories regarding Poe’s death.