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Transcript: Edgar Allan Poe's death is a mystery to this day Frances and John took Poe in after his mother died Elizabeth died from a disease known as tuberculosis "With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion" Poe was taken to the Washington College Hospital where he died at 5 a.m. on Sunday Virginia married Poe when she was 13 and he was 27. They were actually cousins He started to drink all the time and became an alcoholic Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts Edgar Allan Poe By: Kynnedi Thomas She was a mother of 3 and a wife to David Poe, Jr. Poe changed the names of people he loved to put in his literary work such as Annabel Lee He was never really paid for his work Poe wrote short stories, tales, and poems Famous Quotes By Edgar Allan Poe Frances Allan died from tuberculosis John Allan never liked Poe. He had him leave after an argument and left him out of his will Some of Poe's Issues With Money She first showed the symptoms of tuberculosis while she was on stage He was found drunk in clothes that didn't fit him. People believed the clothes weren't his Poe had a 2,000 dollar debt from gambling Poe's Wife Virginia She got sick from the disease tuberculosis and died at the age of 24 Poe would express his feelings by putting it in his poems, short stories, and tales Poe's Father, David Poe Jr. Poe's Death Edgar Allan Poe's Date of Birth and Death Poe's Literary Work He was born July 18, 1784 and died December 11, 1811 at the age of 27 "We loved with a love that was more than love" "Never to suffer would never to have been blessed" Poe's Mother, Elizabeth She died on December 8, 1811 Some of Poe's work include, "The Raven," "A Dream Within a Dream," and "To The River" What Happened to Poe after Virginia Died David was an actor After Virginia died Poe went into depression Poe died at the age of 40 on October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland Poe's father abandoned his family in 1810 Frances and John Allan They never ended up actually adopting Poe What Edgar Allan Poe Wrote Since Poe wasn't getting enough money he was forced to become an editor Joseph W. Walker was the man that found him

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Transcript: The work that catapulted Poe onto the New York literary scene in January 1845 was "The Raven" Summary: The narrator is reading an old book one bleak December night when he hears a tapping at the door to his room. He tells himself that it is just a visitor, and he awaits tomorrow because he cannot peace in his sorrow over the death of Lenore. The rustling curtains frighten him, but he decides that it must be some late visitor and, going to the door, he asks for forgiveness from the visitor because he had been napping. However, when he opens the door, he sees and hears nothing except the word "Lenore," an echo of his own words. Returning to his room, he again hears a tapping and thinks that it was probably the wind outside his window. When he opens the window, however, a raven enters and promptly perches above his door. Its grave appearance amuses the narrator, who asks it for its names. The raven responds, "Nevermore." He does not understand the reply, but the raven says nothing else until the narrator predicts aloud that it will leave him tomorrow like the rest of his friends. Then the bird again says, "Nevermore." Startled, the narrator says that the raven must have learned this word from some unfortunate owner whose ill luck caused him to repeat the word frequently. Smiling, the narrator sits in front of the raven to ponder about the meaning of its word. The raven continues to stare at him, as the narrator sits in the chair that Lenore will never again occupy. He then feels that angels have approached, and angrily calls the raven an evil prophet. He asks the raven if he will again see Lenore in Heaven, but the raven only responds, "Nevermore." In a fury, the narrator demands that the raven go back into the night and leave him alone again, but the raven says, "Nevermore," and it does not leave the door. The narrator feels that his soul will "nevermore" leave the raven's shadow. Poe’s The Raven and The Bells, are among the most memorable in the English language, and his stories still terrify readers. Many film adaptations were made (mostly between 1910 and 1960) When the Beatles compiled images of their heroes for the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, one of the most recognizable faces was that of Poe, in the center of the top row. Had a profound impact on American and international literature. Poe is regarded as one of the first American writers to become a major figure in world literature, Famous for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and suspense. He is generally considered the inventor of detective fiction. He is one of the originators of horror and science fiction. He is often credited as the architect of the modern short story. He is a kind of "Stephen King" of the 19th century References: Edgar Allan Poe He was unusual in that he strived to earn his living through writing alone, which resulted in a life of financial hardship and near poverty. He was always broke. He struggled with alchool and drugs. American writer, editor, and literary critic born in Boston His father left the family when he was one and his mom died when he was 2. He died at the age of 40 (1809 –1849)

Edgar Allan Poe

Transcript: "It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic."-From The Murders in the Rue Morogue Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809 His parents were David and Elizabeth Poe. When Edgar was 2 years old,his mom separated from her husband and took her three kids with her. Childhood: After his mother's death in 1811, His brother was raised by his grandparents while he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan and his sister another family. John Allan was a successful merchant, so Edgar grew up in good surroundings and went to good schools.When He was 6, Edgar went to school in England for 5 years; there he learned Latin and French, as well as math and history.Edgar Allan went to the University of Virginia in 1826 and even though his father was wealthy he only gave Edgar about a third of what he needed. Although Edgar was very bright he began drink heavily and quickly became in debt. He had to quit school less than a year later. Poe In The Army: After all of his drama in college, Edgar Allan ended up with money, no job skills, and was shunned by John Allan. Edgar went to Boston and joined the U.S. Army in 1827. He did reasonably well in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant major. He was dismissed from the Army due to rule breaking and ignored duties. Life as a struggling writer: In 1831, Edgar Allan Poe went to New York City where he had some of his poetry published. He submitted stories to a number of magazines and they were all rejected. Poe had no friends, no job, and was in financial trouble. He sent a letter to John Allan begging for help but none came. John Allan died in 1834 and did not mention Edgar in his will.In 1835, Edgar finally got a job as an editor of a newspaper because of a contest he won with his story, "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle". He missed his Grandmother and his cousin Virginia. So he went to Richmond there he became the editor for the Southern Literary Messenger, Poe successfully managed the paper and increased its circulation from 500 to 3500 copies. Poe left the paper in early 1836, complaining of the poor salary. In 1837, Edgar went to New York. He wrote "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" but he could not find any financial success. He moved to Philadelphia in 1838 where he wrote "Ligeia" and "The Haunted Palace". His first volume of short stories, "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque" was published in 1839. Poe received the copyright and 20 copies of the book, but no money. In 1836, Edgar married his cousin, Virginia. He was 27 and she was 13. Sometime in 1840, Edgar Poe joined George R. Graham as an editor for Graham's Magazine. During the two years that Poe worked for Graham's, he published his first detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and challenged readers to send in cryptograms, which he always solved.He left the magazine company to start his own,he tried to start a magazine called The Stylus which was a failure and he ended up jobless once again. On September 27, Poe left Richmond for New York. He went to Philadelphia and stayed with a friend named James P. Moss. On September 30, he meant to go to New York but supposedly took the wrong train to Baltimore. On October 3, Poe was found at Gunner's Hall, a public house at 44 East Lombard Street, and was taken to the hospital. He lapsed in and out of consciousness but was never able to explain exactly what happened to him. Edgar Allan Poe died in the hospital on Sunday, October 7, 1849. The mystery surrounding Poe's death has led to many myths and urban legends. The reality is that no one knows for sure what happened during the last few days of his life. Did Poe die from alcoholism? Was he mugged? Did he have rabies. No one would ever know. "Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect." - From "Elenora" Days after Poe’s death, his literary rival Rufus Griswold wrote a libelous obituary of the author in a misguided attempt at revenge for some of the offensive things Poe had said and written about him. Griswold followed the obituary with a memoir in which he portrayed Poe as a drunken, womanizing madman with no morals and no friends. Griswold’s attacks were meant to cause the public to dismiss Poe and his works, but the biography had exactly the opposite effect and instead drove the sales of Poe’s books higher than they had ever been during the author’s lifetime. Griswold’s distorted image of Poe created the Poe legend that lives to this day while Griswold is only remembered (if at all) as Poe’s first biographer Stories & Poems That I Love 1. Elenora-A love Story Poe was a very weird person but he also had feelings. It's different from his other stories which are dark and

Edgar Allan Poe

Transcript: Edgar Allan Poe Nick Dodds Jake Thomas "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." -Edgar Allan Poe Born on January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849 in Boston, Massachusetts Mother: Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe Born in London in 1787 She was an actress Died of tuberculosis 1811 at age 24 Location of body is unknown Father: David Poe Jr. Actor, defied his parents who wanted him to be a lawyer Considered an inferior actor to his wife After Edgar was born they were running low on money He abandoned his family and was never heard from again. When Poe was three years old, his father left the family, and his mother died shortly after. He was orphaned and was split up from his siblings and was sent to live with John and Frances Allan He didn't have a great relationship with his foster father He wouldn't pay for Poe to go to college, so Poe turned to gambling He wasn't so good at it and ended up in a lot of debt Then when he finally came home, he found his fiance cheating on him, and then left the Allan family in frustration In 1827 Poe enlisted himself in the United States army After 2 years he obtained the rank of Sergeant Major for Artillery which was unheard of in the military and usually takes a long time to accomplish. Poe was one of the first American writers to try and make a living by writing and publishing alone. It was not easy though and he struggled to make a decent living. After he finally obtained a job he lost it a couple weeks later after he was drunk at work. On September 22, 1835 he had a secret marriage with his cousin Virginia. He was 26 and she was only 13..... creepy After he married his cousin he continued to write poems/short stories and worked as a critic for magazines. Summary A man who has recently lost his lover is visited by a Raven who only ever says "Nevermore." The narrator starts to go insane by talking to his visitor and asks the Raven questions that will undoubtedly hurt him with the Raven's only answer ever being "nevermore." He slowly slips into depression, realizing he will never see his wife, Lenore, again. The raven is a symbol of pure evil or the devil. The raven takes away all hope from the narrator and condemns him to a life of depression. The raven starts out as a funny bird that talks to tearing apart a man's life. Theme The main theme in The Raven is Madness. The narrator seems to be either insane already and is talking to a bird, if there even is a bird, or he is heading down that path, slowly becoming insane by having the Raven answer his questions in the worst possible way. The Pit and The Pendulum The narrator has been recently sentenced to death during the Spanish Inquisition. He is put in prison and one morning wakes to find himself strapped down to a board with a pendulum above him. He took food that was there and rubbed it on the ropes so rats began to chew on it and set him free. As he gets up the pendulum stops and the walls heat up and begin closing in on him. He realizes that they are going to force him into the pit. As he is almost in the walls cool down and retreat. A French general saves him. Major themes: The story focuses on discrimination based on what type of culture people are born into. The narrator was persecuted due to his religion. This is considered his most historically accurate work. He uses a historic situation to convey his point about modern society and how cruelty has not changed based on discrimination. Summary The narrator is presenting his story to the reader that what he did was perfectly rational. He didn't like the old man's eye, so he had to kill him, but he had to do it at night while he was awake, or else it was morally wrong. After 8 nights of waiting to see if his eye would be open it finally is and he smothers the man to death, dismembers him and puts the pieces under the floorboards. He is able to convince the police nothing has happened but "hears" a ticking noise that he was sure was coming from the old man's heart. So he freaks out and confesses to what he did. Theme A theme present in A Tell Tale Heart is Mortality. It is a murder mystery, which Poe was one of the innovators of this genre. It talks about a killer, his motives, and fear of death and dying. How Edgar Allan Poe has influenced modern literature "Poe was the first writer to write about main characters who were bad guys or who were mad guys, and those are some of my favorite stories," -Stephen King Stephen King created his own version of "The Tell Tale Heart," called, "The Old Dude's Ticker." While talking about his story King said, "Everything in the story that I'm going to read to you is in Poe's story, so if you get grossed out or if you get scared or if you go 'Yuk!' or something like that, don't blame me, blame it right on Poe. And you can't get at him, he's dead." Stephen King remarks that Poe was not his biggest influence but he cannot deny the profound effect he has

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Transcript: * Moves new family North * New York and Philadelphia October * The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym- first novel 1842 * Virginia bleeds from mouth * Symptom of untreated tuberculosis July December 1839 1824 * Enrolls at the University of Virginia July * Both parents dead * Children split up * Foster child with John and Frances Allan 1838 1815-1824 January 19 June 1836 * Marries 13 year- old cousin * Virginia Clemm 1809-1811 * Kicked out of the military * Publishes more short stories and poems January June May 1844 1848-1849 * Travels to Baltimore * Found unconscious in gutter, later pronounced dead with unknown reason * Buried at Westminister Presbyterian Church in Baltimore 1829 August * Sister Rosalie is born * David Poe leaves family * Elizabeth Poe catches tuberculosis 1831 * Delivers lectures of poetry * Packed audiences October 1839-1843 October May 1849 * Older brother dies of tuberculosis or cholera * Moves family to New York * Works New York Evening Mirror 1820 * Enlists in the Army as Edgar A. Perry * Publishes "Tamerlane and Other Poems" 1848 1836-1838 * Virginia dies of tuberculosis at Bronx * Downward spiral to alcoholism 1843 * Head back to U.S.A. 1837 1815 1831 1827 * Publishes "The Raven" in New York Evening Mirror * Editor/Owner of magazine "Broadway Journal" October * Edgar Poe was born * Boston * Elizabeth Arnold and David Poe Jr. 1826-1827 1845 * Proposed to Sarah Helen Whitman, poet * Can't keep promise, now no engagment * Leaves foster family * Moves in with Baltimore relatives 1829-1831 1849 June 1809 December 1810 February March 1844-1847 February Edgar Allan Poe * Writes first famous poem 1847 * Editor at Burton's Gentleman's Magazine for a year * Foster mother dies * Richmond * Enrolls at school in London 1826 February 1811 1827 * Convinces childhood sweetheart, Elmira Royster Shelton, to engage * Joins Sons of Temperance, organization forbids drinking December

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