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"The death of a beautiful woman is
unquestionably the most poetical topic in the
world."
“Sound loves to revel near a summer night.”
Edgar Allan Poe
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“The boundaries which divide life from death
are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say
where the one ends, and where the other
begins?”
“All that we see or seem is but a dream
within a dream.
Table of Contents
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Time Line
COD
Glossary
Sources Used
Timeline
Edgar Allan
Poe was born
on Jan. 19, 1809
in Boston.
1810
Poe’s mother
dies on
December 8,
1811. Mr. and
Mrs. Allan
adopt Poe.
John Allan
inherits a
fortune after
his uncle
dies.
Poe goes to
school in
England.
1815
1820
Poe
receives the
rank of
sergeant.
1825
Poe drops out of school
because John Allan won't
give him any money. Poe
writes and prints his first
book, "Tamerlane and other
Poems". Poe can't support
himself so he joins the
United States Army. (1827)
Mrs.
Allan
dies in
1829 and
Poe
applies
to West
Point.
Timeline Continued
1830
Poe purposely
gets kicked out
of West Point in
1831.
John Allan
dies in 1834
and leaves
Poe nothing
in his will.
Poe marries his
young cousin
Virginia Clemm
on May 16,
1836.
1835
Poe writes "The Murders in
the Rue Morgue” in 1841.
1840
"Tales of the
Grotesque and
Poe wins a contest for "The
Arabesque", Poe's
Manuscript Found in a Bottle". first volume of short
stories, is published
in 1839. He receives
no money from the
publisher.
Poe won a
hundred dollar
prize for "The
Gold Bug“ in
1843.
Timeline Continued
Poe
moves
back to
New
York
City in
1844.
Poe’s Wife,
Virginia Clemm
dies of
tuberculosis on
January 30, 1847.
1845
Poe writes
the
“Raven.”
On October 3, Poe is found
half conscious and is taken
to a hospital. Edgar Allan
Poe dies 4 days later on
October 7, 1849.
A
B
C
D
Allan, John and his wife
“adopted” edgar allan poe
around the death of poe’s
mother.
Boston, Massachusetts was
where Edgar Allan Poe was
born.
Chelsea Elementary
was poe’s primary
school.
December 8, 1811, Edgar
allan poe’s mother died.
E
F
G
Earned the nickname Father
of the detective story by
writing the first detective
story where the crime was
solved using Forensic
evidence. The story was
Murders In the rue morgue.
First story was
Manuscript in a bottle.
Gentlemans magazine
was where poe worked as
an editor from 1839-1840.
H
I
J
Hop-Frog was one of
poe’s short stories in
which he published in
1845.
Israfel was one of
poe’s poems.
James p. moss, was poe’s
friend with whom he stayed
with when he was in
Philadelphia.
K
L
M
Kingsbury Road was the
street Poe lived on in New
York.
Ligeia was a poem written by
poe in 1838.
Manuscript in a Bottle was
poe’s first short story.
N
O
P
Nantucket was a novel
written by Poe.
October 3, 1849, Poe
was found outside of
gunner’s hall
unconscious.
Philadelphia-Poe visited and
stayed with two friends in
Philadelphia.(John Sartain,
and James P. Moss)
Q
R
S
Quaint is a good word to
describe Poe.
Richmond-Poe married Virginia
Clemm in Richmond in 1836.
Sergeant-Poe was a Sergeant in
the U.S. Army.
T
U
V
Tamerlane and other
Poems was poe’s first
book.
Ulalume was a poem
written by Edgar Allan
Poe.
Virginia Clemm was
edgar allan poe’s
wife. they married on
May 16, 1836.
W
X
Y
West Point was the
school poe attended as
a cadet in 1830.
X-ing a
Paragrab was
one of poe’s
greatest
stories of all
time.
“years of love have
been forgot In the
hatred of a minute,” is
a quote from Edgar
Allan Poe.
Z
Zonked is a good
word to describe
Poe.
Glossary
Quaint- unusual
Zonked- under the influence of drugs or
alcohol.
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Cause of Death
Alcohol Theory- When people are asked about Poe’s death most
think of this theory. Poe engaged in drinking during Virginia Clemm’s
long illness, (his wife). The theory is that Poe died of delirium
because he was intoxicated. It is not likely that Poe died of alcoholism
because, although he drank quite a bit, it was not enough to kill him.
Disease Theory- There are several thoughts of what disease, or
problem killed him, such as rabies, tuberculosis, heart disease,
diabetes, brain fever, epilepsy, and brain lesions. Poe may have died
from disease as he wrote in his letters to Maria Clemm, “I have been
so ill — have had the cholera, or spasms quite as bad, and can now
hardly hold the pen . . .” Although he later wrote, “You will see at
once, by the handwriting of this letter, that I am better — much better
in health and spirits.”
Cooping Theory- Theory given in vast majorities of Poe biographies.
Political gangs were willing to go to great extremes to ensure the
success of their candidates. Election ballots were stolen, judges were
bribed and potential voters for the opposition intimidated. Some
gangs were known to kidnap innocent bystanders, holding them in a
room, called the “coop.” These poor souls were then forced to go in
and out of poll after poll, voting over and over again. Their clothing
might even be changed to allow for another round. To ensure
compliance, their victims were plied with liquor and beaten. Poe’s
weak heart would never have withstood such abuse.
The Cooping Theory
We believe this is how Edgar Allan Poe
died. He was found wearing someone else’s
clothes. He was also found near a bar and a
voting center on election day. In addition,
Baltimore elections were known to be very
violent.
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