English 102 6p.m. Edgar allan poe


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  • Eliza Arnold was born to Henry and Elizabeth Arnold in London in the spring of 1787.Her mother was a stage actress in London from 1791 to 1795. In November 1795, only mother and daughter sailed from England to the United States, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts on January 3, 1796
  • At the University of Virginia, Edgar Allan Poe accumulated large gambling debts.
  • Matriculated- to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university Allan married his second wife, Louisa Patterson in October 1830. Following some serious quarrels with his father over Allan’s illegitimate children, Poe was disowned by John Allan. Poe left West Point by purposely getting court-martialed.
  • At the age of twenty-six, Edgar Allan Poe married his thirteen year-old cousin.Their marriage was never consummated.Her tuberculosis (which led to her death in 1847) exacerbated his drinking.While singing at the piano, his wife Virginia began to bleed from the mouth—a symptom of tuberculosis. The disease that had killed his parents and his brother now seemed poise to strike his wife as well. (Father’s death is assumed, but remains a mystery) Fall of 1848, Poe proposed marriage to the poet Sarah Helen Whitman. Whitman agreed to marry him on the condition that he quit drinking. The wedding was called off a month later.Sons of Temperance a nineteenth-century version of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Some say Poe was actually found in the gutter.
  • The obituary was written by his greatest literary rival, a man named Rufus Wilmot Griswold.
  • English 102 6p.m. Edgar allan poe

    1. 1. Parents Mother Born in 1787 Actress, Literary Folk Figure. sailed from England to the United States, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts on January 3, 1796 Father  David Poe Jr. was born July 18, 1784  Was trained to be a lawyer  Defied parents to fulfill his ambitions to become an actor
    2. 2.  Born Edgar Poe, January 19, 1809  Middle child of three children Henry (1807) Rosalie (1810)  Father abandons family in 1810  Mother dies from Tuberculosis in 1811
    3. 3. Edgar “Allan” Poe  Edgar was adopted John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan As a mark of respect, Edgar took up 'Allan' as a middle name  The family sailed to Britain in 1815
    4. 4. Education  Grammar school in Irvine, Scotland 1815  Boarding school in Chelsea  Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House School at Stoke Newington  February 1826, University of Virginia to study languages.
    5. 5. Career  In May, 1827, Poe was enlisted in United States Army as a private.  Poe registered himself with the name, Edgar A. Perry of age 22  In 1827, he published his first book, “Tamerlane and Other Poems”.  In 1829, Poe published his second book, “Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems”.  He traveled to West Point, where he matriculated as a cadet on July 1, 1830  In, 1831, Poe published his third volume of poems, “Poems”.
    6. 6. Personal Life  In December 1835, Poe was hired as the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger  Poe secretly married his cousin, Virginia Clemm on September 22, 1835.  Virginia Clemm dies on January 30, 1847  In 1849, Poe traveled to Richmond to convince his childhood sweetheart Elmira Royster Shelton to marry him.  In 1849, Poe joined the Sons of Temperance, a social organization that forbade drinking
    7. 7. Death  On 3 October 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found in a Baltimore street.  Poe was found semi-conscious and wearing clothes that didn't fit him.  Poe spent four days in a delirious state before perishing on 7 October 1849.  He was 40 years old.  Poe’s death is actually shrouded in mystery as no one actually knows the cause.
    8. 8. Obituary  That incredibly nasty appraisal ran six days after Poe was found, disheveled and unconscious, in the gutter of a Baltimore street. Poe lived, barely, for four more delirious days before dying of causes still unknown.
    9. 9. Interesting Facts  Poe wrote in his final letter to his foster father in 1833. "If you will only consider in what a situation I am placed you will surely pity me — without friends, without any means, consequently of obtaining employment, I am perishing — absolutely perishing for want of aid. . . . For God's sake pity me, and save me from destruction
    10. 10. Quotes  I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.  All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.  All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.  I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
    11. 11. References  http://poeforward.blogspot.com/2012/12/deat hday-poes-mother-elizabeth-arnold.html  http://worldofpoe.blogspot.com/2011/02/poes -perplexing-parents-david-poe-jr.html  http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/edg ar-allan-poe-169.php  http://www.egs.edu/library/edgar-allan- poe/biography/  http://www.eapoe.org/works/misc/poeautob.h tm  http://www.shmoop.com/poe/death.html