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by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Poe was basically an orphan by the age of three, when his mother died (his father was out of the picture). Probably tough on him, but maybe it helps us see where all this sad and depressing content comes from. (source)

A single copy of Poe's first book of poems is worth as much as $200,000 today! (source)

Even though it just gets a quick mention here, Poe wrote a whole other poem about El Dorado. Definitely worth checking out. (source)

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