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Edgar Allan Poe

Jenna Conine, Madison Craw, and Itzel Mancilla Period 3

Madison Craw

on 27 March 2014

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Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
Born January 19, 1809 in Boston,
- Orphaned at three years old, so he was
then adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Allan
- Was successful academically at the
University of Virginia, but was forced to
leave because his step-dad wouldn't give
him money to pay debts
- Enlisted in the United States Army in
1827 because his and Allan's relationship
got worse
- Was forced to leave the army for financial
reasons and lived with his aunt
Poe's Time Period
Produced/ Designed by:
Madison Craw,
Jenna Conine, &
Itzel Mancilla

Poe's Inspirations
Poe's Style & Writing Elements
Poe's Most Used Themes & Subjects
Poe's Legacy
Poe wrote about the themes/ subjects such as pain, torture, murder, death, revenge, insanity, and plagues.
"Annabel Lee"
narrator and a young maiden, Annabel Lee, have fallen in love
Angels, jealous with envy, killed Annabel Lee
Death was not able to subside his love
He (the narrator) remembers he in every star he sees and the moon
Lies by her tomb everyday
"But our love it was stronger by far than the love/Of those who were older than we–"
Poe's inspiration came from the tragedies that occurred in his life.
Many believed Poe suffered from substance abuse, which darkened his mood and life.
Poe's Legacy Cont'd
"The Tell-Tale Heart"
"True!–Nervous–very, very nervous I had been and am! But why will you say that I am mad?
Odd sentence structure
Sophisticated vocabulary
Poe's literary works have a Dark Gothic and cryptic style to them.
A caretaker has had it with his employer's eye
Watches as old, frail man sleeps
Kills him and conceals him under floor boards
Beating of heart haunts the mad man
Poe's Legacy Cont'd
Narrator states he is sane
Loves cats and dogs
Narrator suffers from violent mood swings, mistreating his own wife and animals, except Pluto, his favorite cat
Kills Pluto and finds a new cat
Again, the narrator ends up resenting his new cat and accidentally kills his wife
Conceals her body in the wall
Authorities arrive
Narrator bangs on wall, issuing meowing
Authorities discover body of wife
Clip Time: The Tell–Tale Heart
"I took from my waistcoat pocket a pen-knife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberatley cut one of his eyes from his socket!"
Edgar Allan Poe
- After moving in with his aunt,
Poe became the editor of

Southern Literary Messenger
- Got married in 1836 to his cousin,
- Poe then became a successful
poet, short-story
writer, and editor and published
many famous poems about horror
and fiction
- Became an alcoholic after his
first wife died of tuberculosis
- Poe attempted suicide once, by
injecting a small amount of
- Died in 1849 from what was
believed to be Rabies

"The Raven"
Poe's Legacy Cont'd
Romantic Period: A period in literature where authors wrote to evoke emotions such as horror, awe, compassion, and anger.
Tuberculosis was a leading cause of death during Poe's time period, killing many of his relatives including his wife, Virginia.
During Poe's lifetime, Walt Whitman was born and Lord Byron died.
Other wordly events:
Potato famine in Ireland
Women's Rights Convention
Florida became the 27th state of the U.S
Slavery was banned in Great Britain
The War of 1812 was going on
A man mourns his lost love, Lenore
A rapping sound begins
Man tries to investigate and in flies a raven
The man asks a series of question, each one becoming deeper, each one being responded back with "Nevermore"
"Take the beak from out my heart, an take thy form from off my door! Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'"
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