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A refresher on Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe, an American icon, is celebrated for his life and work. This lesson will delve deeper into his early life, his macabre short stories, his poem "The Raven," and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849.

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US writer Edgar Allan Poe has been honoured with a second funeral service, 160 years after his death. Many fans of the author gathered in Baltimore for the commemoration, which also saw a replica casket pass through the city to his original burial ground. Hundreds acted as mourners dressed in period costume at the service in Westminster Hall. Poe died penniless at the age of 40 in 1849, and only a handful of people attended his original funeral.





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I think that Poe died because of wondering and died of an illness and no body thought to look into his death so it was un-know.
04/14/2015 • 
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I think the most likely reason Poe died was because of his alcohol addition. Alcohol is a way for people to escape their problems or not face reality. Poe had an extremely difficult life and it makes sense that he would turn to alcohol to try and bury the problems that plagued him.
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Something was definitely fishy about his death. I'm curious to hear what other people think might have happened.
11/05/2015 • 
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Edgar Allan Poe's death is probably a mystery that will ne be solved. But, what seems to make sense is he was a victim of cooping. Maybe he was kidnaped while wondering the streets of Baltimore and forced to vote. There may have been large amounts of alcohol involved in his kidnapping and that may be why he could to say what had happened to him. Also victims of cooping would be dressed in different clothing to be able to vote multiple times. This could explain why he was in different clothes the day he was found.
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Raven is one several larger- Bodied species
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The reason I want to know is because the story doesn't say how he died. I really want to know it made the story very interesting.
10/31/2018 • 
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What caused Poe's death?
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Why did his father leave his family when he was a baby?
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Edgar Allan Poe had lots of influence in the arts in the area of fiction
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Avatar for Verenise Terrazas
I think Poe died because people say that he might have done drugs and before they took him to the hospital, they say that he was found drunk
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my reason is why he wanted to be a writer because he wants to be famous and wants to be the best writer he can be
10/26/2020 • 
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Why do you think poe got married a lot and especially to young girls ?
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I think Theories as to what caused Poe's father lefts him alone because he wanted to start his own magazine.
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They didn’t know what happened to Edgar on the day that he died, the just-so him drunk in the street, so they took him to the hospital when he died, but the question here is, why did Edgar poes wasn't wearing his own cloth when he died ? he was wearing a stranger cloth.
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Where did he get the idea to write murder and mystery stories?
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I think it was the loss of his parents and a lack of external support.
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How was he?, what was his way of thinking when it came to literature?, how was he an iconic thinkable person?
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Avatar for Ángela García Rey
The books that he wrote were very strange and not common, maybe he wants to reflect a little part of his life in the books, and maybe that`s why someone kills him because we were exposing in a certain way what was happening
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I would like to understand why he was found without his clothes I wonder if his death was something planned bye other people
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Avatar for Gabriela Alejandra Bustamante Medina
with all the different literature generes he choose to write horror, suspense etc. why? what motivation could he had for write all his stories?
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