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Edgar Allan Poe
Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe
It is said that Edgar Allen Poe wrote this poem for his diseased wife Virginia.
"Annabel Lee" is about a memory the narrator is having.
he recalls a girl that he loved many years ago
. Even though they were both very young they were both deeply in love.
angels were jealous of there love. and caused the deathof "ANNABEL LEE"
They sent down a wind from the clouds, which made her sick and die.
The Narrator makes it clear that he will never forget Annabel Lee.
not even the angels or devil could take her away from him.
Every year for the past six decades, a shadowy visitor would leave roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac on Poe's grave for the anniversary of the writer's birth.
The American football team the Baltimore Ravens are named in honour of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem ‘The Raven’.
Poe often wrote with his Siamese cat on his shoulder. Poe would place the cat on his shoulder before he commenced writing a poem.
Edgar Allan Poe's Life :
Born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, MA
Died October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland
Poe was the son of David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Poe.
Poe and his 2 siblings were sent to foster homes, each seperate from each other.
Poe was sent to live in Virginia with a rich family, John and Francis Allen.
Poe was engaged before he entered the military but she left him for another man and this started him writing many of his first poems
In1826 Poe went to VIrginia for college but could not continue to afford, so he took up gambeling and went furthur into debt.
1812- The war of 1812 begins
1819- Spain gives territory of Florida to U.S.
1830- Emily Dickenson is born
1834- Spanish Inquisition ends/ postage stamp is invented
1836- Battle of the Alamo
1839- Louis Daguerre invents Daguerreotype and photography is founded
1845- Florida becomes 27th state
1847- Thomas Edison is born
1848- Karl Marx writes "Communist Manifesto" and California Gold Rush starts
Edgar Allan Poe
EDGAR ALLAN POE'S LIFE, CONTINUED:
1830 Poe enrolled in West Point,(military) he was eventually kicked out of West Point purposely because he wouldn't do his job.
After this he worked more in writing.
After Poe had established himself in his writing, he secretly married his 13 year old cousin.
Poe worked as literary critcic for magazines.
Edgar Allan Poe received the most success for his poem "The Raven"
Poe's wife Virginia dies around age of 20
Poe died at age of 40. He was found on the streets of Baltimore.
HISTORY AT THE TIME
The Tell-Tale Heart of
First published in January 1845, "The Raven" Is Edgar Allan Poe's # 1 famous poem.
"The Raven" is about a man who is mourning the loss of his loved one (Lenore).
half asleep , he hears a bang on the front door, no one is there
He hears a knock at the window, opens it and a Raven flies in.
He continuously talks to the raven and it always replies "NEVERMORE".
Bye the end of the poem, the Author makes us question the mans sanity.
PERSONIFICATION - "And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."
IMAGERY - " Once upon a mid night dreary..."
SYMBOLISM - 'prophet!' said I, ' thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil!'
PERSONIFICATION - 'For the moon never beams without bringing my dreams"
PERSONIFICATION " [T]hat the wind came out of the cloud by night, chilling and killing my Annabel Lee."
METAPHORE - " The angels, not half so happy in heaven, went envying me and her".