William Root Assessment –
One thing that I’ve learn about the early 19th century life is the type of games that they would play back then. They would mostly just use two type of sticks and a circle thing and they would throw it at each other using the sticks and try to catch them as well. Other game that they played they would grab a stick and another bigger circle wood and they would roll it around. Inside the house in the downstairs they would try to impress their guest, so they wouldn’t be seen as poor. Downstairs is the only part of the house where they would try to make look nice, like having wallpaper in the room would show some type of wealth. I also learn that back then the rooms and ceilings for the upstairs would be very small because back then the people wasn’t so tall and would have smaller space. They had moved the house over a street down where it was originally. In the early 19th century they would have another building for the kitchen so it wasn’t attached to the house.
The Life and Death of Edgar Allen Poe Assessment –
- Write about Poe’s mother and father.
Poe’s mother name was Eliza Poe, and his father name was David Poe Jr. His father David abandoned the family in 1810, and the year after Eliza died. Eliza died on Sunday morning, on December 8, 1811 at the young age of twenty-four. Eliza died of tuberculosis.
- How old was Poe when his mother died? What did she die from?
Edgar Allan Poe was only two years old when his mother died, and she died from tuberculosis.
- Who took in Poe and describe his upbringing.
Edgar Allen Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. Growing up with them Edgar was really close to Frances while him and John relationship wasn’t that great.
- Where did he go to college? Describe his experience there.
Edgar Allen Poe attended the University Of Virginia for only one semester, he was force to leave due to the lack of money. His experience there wasn’t that great he was struggling throughout the whole time he even burn his own furniture to stay warm.
- Why did Poe join the military and how well did he do?
Edgar Allen Poe joined the army as a way to support himself due to an estranged relationship with the foster dad who had financially supported him in the past. Poe did reasonable well in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant major.
- Who did he marry and what were the circumstances of the marriage?
Edgar Allen Poe married his thirteen year old cousin Virginia Clemm.
- What happened to Poe’s wife and how long did she suffer?
Edgar Allen Poe wife died from tuberculosis, she had suffer for five long years.
- What poem brought Poe fame? Was it a financial success?
His poem “The Raven” brought him into instant success.
- What poem did Poe write for his wife?
He wrote “Annabel Lee” for his wife.
- How, where, and what were the circumstances of Poe’s death?
The death of Edgar Allan Poe has remained mysterious, the circumstances he was semiconscious and dressed in cheap, ill-fitting clothes.