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  • 1. Edgar Allan Poe
  • 2. Edgar Allen Poe born on January 19, 1809
    Brother to Rosalie and William Henry
    Son to Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins and David Poe
    After the death of his parents, Poe being three years old at the time, was taken in by Frances and John Allan.
    He Moved from his home in Boston, Massachusetts to his new home in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 3. 1827: First book of Poetry published. Tamerlane and other Poems
    Poe then moved to England with his new family and attended school in Chelsea before returning to Virginia to attend university. Soon after beginning University Poe became entangled in gambling debt and left school. At this time Poe broke off the engagement with his fiancé Sarah Elmira Royster and in May of 1827, enlisted in the Army. Approximately one year after is discharged from the army.
    Then in 1831 Poe moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt, Maria Clemm. In 1833 some of his poetry was published in the Baltimore Saturday Visitor and was awarded 50 dollars for winning a contest with his poetry.
    Soon after, 1835, Poe became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. This was where he was first recognized as a respected writer.
  • 4. After beginning his career, Poe marries Virginia Clemm (in 1836) his fourteen year old cousin. They moved to New York together, where Poe continued writing poetry and short stories and in doing so broadened his fan base.
    In 1847 Virginia died and Poe turned heavily to alcohol. Nearly a year after, he became engaged for the second time to Sarah Elmira Royster.
    1849 Poe began a tour to promote his poetry and short stories with the hope of raising enough money to begin a magazine. Not soon after on October 7 of 1949 Edgar Allan Poe died. Some believe alcoholism took his life and others believe he was found face down in the street and died in the hospital. But one thing is for certain, his death is a mystery for no one knows the true cause.
  • 5. Edgar Allan Poe, a dark, spiritual and influential poet of the 1800’s
    Poe’s poetry and stories were dark and enchanting. In his work he incorporated elements of horror and mystery to create intriguing and imaginative reading. Poe is said to have been the originator of detective stories and with dominant themes of mystery and despair his poetry was innovative and creative.
    He influenced modern society by showing people the dark side of things and not being afraid to write about it. Instead of writing what people want to hear about themselves and the world around them, Poe wrote about the dark truth and possibly the things people didn’t want to come to realization with.
    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
    -Edgar Allan Poe
  • 6. And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floorShall be lifted- nevermore!
    One of the most famous of Poes poetry, The Raven, was incredibly influential to modern poetry. Sinister and mysterious, The Raven brings you to a dark place and has an eerie feel to it. In this poem we see some symbolism with the raven symbolizing loss, or something wrong that is now haunting him, and will forever be present. To this day people are still analyzing this poem with various results, but in all cases we appreciate the darkness of this poem that could only be Edgar Allan Poe.
  • 7. Poetry
    A Dream
    A Dream Within A Dream
    A Paean
    A Valentine
    Al Aaraaf
    An Enigma
    Annabel Lee
    Bridal Ballad
    Evening Star
    For Annie
    Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius
    In Youth I Have Known One
    Sonnet: To Science
    Spirits of the Dead
    The Bells
    The City in the Sea
    The Coliseum
    The Conqueror Worm
    The Forest Reverie
    The Happiest Day
    The Haunted Palace
    The Lake
    The Raven
    The Sleeper
    The Valley of Unrest
    The Village Street
    To - -
    To F
    To Frances S. Osgood
    To Helen
    To Isadore
    To Marie Louise (Shew)
    To My Mother
    To One in Paradise
    To The River
    To Zante
  • 8. Short Stories
    The Assignation
    The Black Cat
    The Cask of Amontillado
    A Descent into the Maelstrom
    The Devil in the Belfry
    The Domain of Arnheim
    The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
    The Fall of the House of Usher
    The Gold-Bug
    The Imp of the Perverse
    The Island of the Fay
    Landor's Cottage
    The Masque of the Red Death
    Mesmeric Revelation
    The Murders in the Rue Morgue
    The Oblong Box
    The Pit and the Pendulum
    The Premature Burial
    The Purloined Letter
    Silence -- a Fable
    The Tell-Tale Heart
    The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherezade
    Von Kempelen and his Discovery
    William Wilson
    A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
    The Spectacles
    King Pest
    Three Sundays in a Week
    The Angel of the Odd
    X-ing a Paragrab
    The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
    How to Write a Blackwood Article
    A Predicament
    The Duc de L'Omelette
    Loss of Breath
    The Business Man
    The Landscape Garden
    Maelzel's Chess-Player
    The Power of Words
    The Colloquy of Monos and Una
    The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
    A Tale of Jerusalem
    The Sphinx
    The Man of the Crowd
    Never Bet the Devil Your Head
    Thou Art the Man
    Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling
    Bon Bon
    Some Words with a Mummy
  • 9. Born: January 19, 1809
    Dead: October 7, 1849
    Quoth the Raven, Nevermore
  • 10. By Cassy Johnston