We Had To Compose An Interview Between Edgar Allen Poe And Ourselves. It Describes The Meaning Behind A Number Of His Stories And Also Gives A Detailed Backround Of His Life.

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I am going to compose an interview that Edgar Allan Poe and I had just before the accident. I was sentenced to life in prison for the horrible crime I committed. My hope is that one day I can escape from this infernal prison. When I do escape, I shall vindictively punish my wife for she is the reason I am in this position. I will be very furtive about it though. No one will know who committed the crime. No one will know I am missing. If they were to find out, they will never find me. I will not be caught a second time. HA HA HA!Now the story I am about to tell you is intricate, but I shall tell it as best I can. I swear it happened. Mad, I am not! I was lying in my room as my wife was cooking dinner. The pots clamor angered me. This was the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death (October 7, 1849) that some one hundred fifty years ago. It was a terrible day and no one knows just how he died, but I do. He spoke with me. I never really could see him. All I could do was ask a question and hope for Edgar to reply. I now thankfully know everything I could possibly want about Poe. Here is the interview we had...(I) First I would like to ask about a few of your stories. What is "The Ravens" meaning to you?(E) I wrote "The Raven" while grieving about the death of Virginia. Virginia was the raven and I am the man. This poem being my most well known has a certain significance of it all that I would forever mourn the death of my beloved Virginia.(I) Why did you write "The Gold Bug?"(E) I needed to feel like I could find something in my life. I had a yearning for a happy ending.(I) What type of influence to your life is the poem "To My Mother?"(E) I was feeling very insecure at this time in my life. This is about Maria Clemm and how she was like a mother to me.(I) Concerning "Annabel Lee," How did you write such a beautiful poem at such a tragic time in your life?(E) I wanted a part of her to live on in the poem. I was so deeply in love with her. She was all I could ponder about.(I) I understand you had a cat named Catarina. You also had a drinking problem that caused you to rage. Does this have any meaning as to why you wrote "The Black Cat?"(E) Yes, because although I am not the narrator I feared for Maria and Virginia Clemm when alcohol caused me to rage.(I) Now I have some questions concerning your life. Who are your mother and father?(E) David Poe Jr. was my father. Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins was my mother.(I) What did they do for a living?(E) They were touring actors.(I) Did they have much of an affect in your life?(E) No, they both died before I was three.(I) Who did you live with when they died?(E) John and Fanny Allan. John...

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