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The Raven

The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

In 1835 Poe married his cousin, Virginia Clemm. At the time, she was 13 years old! (Source)

Every year, on Poe's birthday, a mysterious visitor (called the "Poe Toaster") comes to Poe's grave and leaves a half-full bottle of cognac and three red roses. Yes, Poe was a serious alcoholic. As for the roses, who knows? (Source)

The cause of Poe's death is a famous mystery. Some say it was alcohol, others say rabies, some even say poison. Apparently it was also possibly a brain tumor, but that seems less exciting and Poe-ish to us. (Source)

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