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Meet Edgar Allan Poe


Visit the following websites by carefully typing the URL listed. Write answers to the questions.
Website 1:
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http://www.eapoe.org/geninfo/poechron.htm
When and where was Edgar Allan Poe born?
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Name Edgars mother and father and explain what happened in 1811 to both of his
parents. BE SPECIFIC!
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What happened to Edgar and his two siblings on December 26, 1811? BE SPECIFIC!
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4.

What were Edgars new parents names?


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Next, visit this website http://www.poedecoder.com/Qrisse/bio/allans.php


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When did the Allans move to England? How long did they stay?
For the 1st part of this question go back to the first website listed on this page.
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6.

Name two of Edgars teachers.


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State two reasons why Edgar might have felt neglected during his stay in England.
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When and Why did the Allans leave England?


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Next, visit the website, http://www.poedecoder.com/Qrisse/bio/teens.php


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When Edgar attended school in Richmond he did well in __________________ and


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Edgar was also good in athletics. In which four areas did he excel?
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What university did Poe attend in 1826?


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12.

Name three languages he studied.


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13.

Explain who Elmira Royster was.


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14.

Why did Poes quarrels with John Allan become stronger?


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Next, click on INDEX at the bottom of the page and go to Sand click on The Saturday Visiter.
Scroll down to the Death of John Allan.
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What was going on in John Allans life around 1831? What was his relationship to Poe
at this time?
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What happened in 1834?

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How much of John Allans estate went to Edgar?


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Next, click on INDEX at the bottom of the page go to M and click on Marriage to Virginia
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Name two unusual things about Poes love for Virginia Clemm.
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What was the date of their marriage?


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Next, go to http://www.ushistory.org/tour/tour_poe.htm and respond to the following questions.


20.

For how many years did Poe live in Philadelphia? What were the dates?
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21.

Name one well-known piece of literature written by Poe while he lived in Philadelphia.
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Next, visit the Poe Museum Tour at http://www.poemuseum.org/poes_life/index.html


Read the section on Poes Life and answer the following questions
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What happened on May 26, 1827? Under what name?


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23.

What tragedy occurred in 1847?


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24.

When did Edgar Allan Poe die? ________________________________________

25.

Where is Poe buried?


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Next, scroll to the top and click on the section entitled Poe in Richmond. Read this section and
answer the following questions.
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What three reasons did Poe have for calling himself a Virginian?
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Next, scroll to the top and click on the box at the left on the top - Poe Museum. Read this section
then answer the following questions.
27.

Edward Valentine suggested to Mr. And Mrs. Archer Jones that a model of Richmond
in Poe's time be made and recommended whom to do it?
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28.

James Carlings illustrations of the famous poem_______________________ are on


display at the Poe Museum.

Next, click on Poes Life and find the link for Death Theories.
29.

What were 4 suggested causes of Poes death?


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Use Google, www.google.com to help you answer the following question.


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Name 3 of Poes most famous works.


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