Interesting Facts about Edgar Allan PoeHas anyone come across any interesting facts about Edgar Allan Poe because I am attempting to write a small paragraph on what I think is interesting about him...

Interesting Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

Has anyone come across any interesting facts about Edgar Allan Poe because I am attempting to write a small paragraph on what I think is interesting about him excluding any notes that my teacher has written.  The notes she has written describes basically all his life and many of my friends have found quite boring facts so I would love it if anything has any interesting information on this poet/author!

The notes she has written describes basically all his life and many of my friends have found quite boring facts so I would love it if anything has any interesting information on this poet/author!

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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In the A&E Biography of Edgar Allan Poe, it is mentioned that Poe's death may have been caused by illegal voting practices in Baltimore. It seems that some pollsters would round up vagrants and take them from voting place to voting place to cast a vote for their candidate, changing the vagrants' clothes each time in case they might be recognized. They would reward the vagrants with a drink each time, thinking that the drunker they were, the less likely they'd give themselves away. Apparently, Poe was caught up in this and was given a few too many drinks. It is said that he was found passed out in a gutter and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Visit these web sites:

http://www.eapoe.org/geninfo/poedeath.htm

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/September-October-08/Oct-3--On-this-Day--Edgar-Allan-Poe-Found-Drunk-and-Delirious-.html

 

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