2Family Life Born in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 19, 1809 Poe’s MotherFamily LifeBorn in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 19, 1809Both his parents, David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Hopkins, died before Poe reached the age of threeHe had three siblings, whom were all split up after their parents deathHis brother died very young and his sister became insanePoe was taken in by a Richmond merchant named John Allen
3Education & TrainingAttended Manor School at Stoke Newington in EnglandAttended the University of Virginia from 1826 to 1827In the 1830's Poe enlisted in the Army and was stationed at West Point until his discharge [which was said to be intentional]
4LiteratureThe Raven, one of Poe's very popular piece of literature, set his reputation as a master mind MS Found in a Bottle, was a piece of literature that won him a 50$ prizeBerenice, was known to be one of Poe's most horrifying taleHe also wrote many different articles for newspapers and magazines, such as the Narrative of Arthur Gordon PymPoe wrote many other short story horror tales, these are just a few.
5Tragedies Losing Both of his parents by age three. Being taken away from his siblingsWhen he was in debt John Allen disowned himEngagement with Elmira Royster was broken off by her parents in 1826Became an alcoholic [because of these tragedies]
6Modern Day FilmsHe would like creepy movies like Saw because he liked blood and goreHe wouldn’t like movies such as The Notebook because it’s a love story.