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  1. 1. Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe 1809-18491809-1849
  2. 2. Biographical NotesBiographical Notes  Orphaned at the age of two.Orphaned at the age of two.  Taken in, but never adopted by John Allan.Taken in, but never adopted by John Allan.  Briefly attended University of Virginia, but hadBriefly attended University of Virginia, but had to leave due to gambling debt.to leave due to gambling debt.  Allan refused to support him so he joined theAllan refused to support him so he joined the army.army.  Briefly attended West Point, purposely earnedBriefly attended West Point, purposely earned demerits so he would be expelled.demerits so he would be expelled.  Published a book of poetry with the financialPublished a book of poetry with the financial help of other cadets.help of other cadets.
  3. 3. •Moved to Baltimore toMoved to Baltimore to live with aunt and herlive with aunt and her daughter Virginia.daughter Virginia. •1833 - Married his 131833 - Married his 13 year old cousinyear old cousin Virginia.Virginia. Virginia Clemens
  4. 4.  Earned a living as anEarned a living as an editor for variouseditor for various literary magazines.literary magazines.  Formulated literaryFormulated literary theories about shorttheories about short stories.stories.  Considered the fatherConsidered the father of the detective storyof the detective story and the horror tale.and the horror tale.
  5. 5.  Wife died of TB in 1847.Wife died of TB in 1847.  Poe died in 1849 under mysteriousPoe died in 1849 under mysterious circumstances - found unconscious on acircumstances - found unconscious on a street in Baltimore.street in Baltimore.  We associate him with the city ofWe associate him with the city of Baltimore.Baltimore.  The Baltimore Ravens football team isThe Baltimore Ravens football team is named after his poem, “The Raven.”named after his poem, “The Raven.”
  6. 6. Poe said: There is no subject so fit for aPoe said: There is no subject so fit for a poem as the death of a beautiful woman.poem as the death of a beautiful woman.
  7. 7. The Poe ToasterThe Poe Toaster Since 1949, on the night of the anniversary of Poe's birth, a mysterious stranger has entered this cemetery and left as tribute a partial bottle of cognac and three roses on Poe's grave. The identity of the stranger, referred to affectionately as the Poe Toaster, is unknown.

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