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Edgar Allan Poe

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Johnny Harper

on 11 May 2015

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Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe

How Did He Die
There are over 25 theories and thoughts on how Edgar Allan Poe died, but none have been proven equitable.
Alcohol?
-He was a drunkard
Definition: Co-oping- Political act of kidnapping someone, dressing them up, and making them vote more than once to win over more votes.
Cited Sources

https://www.poemuseum.org/life-death.php
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/history/still-mysterious-death-edgar-allan-poe-180952936/
DYK: the writer of his obituary was his worst enemy
Rufus Wilmot Griswold wrote a lengthy obituaty that he signed it with a pseudonym.
Co-oping ?
Just for Fun
Did You Know Facts
Poe's obituary made him look mad, drunken, and a womanizing opium addict who based his darkest tales on personal experience.
Beliefs On How He Died
By: Johnny Harper

reasons for suspect...
His main alcohol addiction started after the death of his wife, Virginia.
reasons for suspect
Poe was found unconscious many times at a polling stations in the Baltimore area.
Note: There are numerous theories and beliefs on how he died
Edgar Allan Poe
Poe later died on October 7, 1849
It has been 151 years ago that Edgar A. Poe died
Edgar would have been 191 years old today
Poe wrote a total of 126 poems and stories combined, 73 short stories and 53 poems
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