English Poe questions
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How old was Edgar when his father, David Poe,Jr., abandoned the family?
1 year old
How old was Edgar when his mother, Eliza Poe, died at age 24 of tuberculosis ?
Not yet three
Why was Mrs. Francis Allan eager to bring young Edgar into her home? How did Mr. John Allan feel about this?
She had no children and she was fond of Eliza Poe, Mr. Allan was okay with it
Was Edgar lucky or unlucky to be taken in by the Allan's? Explain.
Lucky because he would not have had the opportunities that he had.
Who was Jane Stanard ? And how did she die?
She was Edgar's first love as a mother and she died of Brain cancer.
What's the most likely reason that Mr. Allan agreed to send Edgar to the University of Virginia in 1827?
So that he can settle his affairs
After leaving school, Edgar moved to Boston and enlisted in the army under the false name, Edgar A. Perry. Why did he change his name?
He was afraid he would end up in Jail.
Early in 1829, Frances Allan dies of TB, leaving Edgar now orphaned by two mothers and deserted by two fathers. Poe searched for for a safe heaven. What was it?
The Baltimore House
Hike working a literary editor, Poe earned the nicknames "The Tomahawk Man", and "The Comanche of Literature." What caused him to earn these nicknames?
Is brutal slashing reviews
Disturbingly, Edgar ays he fell in love with his 12 year old cousin Virginia, calling her "my love, sweetest sissie, darling little wifey ." He was 26 and she was 12 when they married. What evidence exists that proves they knew this was a wrongful act?
They lied and said that Virginias age was 21
Describe two things Poe did connect to his 1842 meeting with U.S. President John Tyler that proves Poe was "his own worst enemy."
He asked for his magazine subscriptions
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