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A PredicamentThe death of Edgar Allan Poe on October 7 1849 has remained mysterious the circumstances leading up to it are uncertain and the cause of death is disputed On October 3 Poe was found delirious on the streets of Balti Maryland in great distress and in need of immediate assistance according to the man who found him Joseph W Walker He was taken to the Washington College Hospital where he died at 5 am on Sunday October 7 Poe was never coherent enough to explain how he came to be in this condition Much of the extant information about. Dogs they danced DANCED Could it then be possible Alas thought I my dancing days are over Thus it is everIF Distressing monosyllable what world of mystery and meaning and doubt and uncertainty is there involved in thy two lettersAnd presently they took to dancing the Mazurka and I think it was the figure V who performed the most to my satisfaction She was evidently a lady of breeding 4 12 What the stars

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A Predicament review Æ 104 ↠ The death of Edgar Allan Poe on October 7 1849 has remained mysterious the circumstances leading up to it are uncertain and the cause of death is disputed On October 3 Poe was found delirious on the streets of Balti Maryland in great distress and in need of immediate assistance according to the man who found him Joseph W WalEnza and that Poe was a victim of cooping Evidence of the influence of alcohol is strongly disputed After Poe's death Rufus Wilmot Griswold wrote his obituary under the pseudonym Ludwig Griswold who became the literary executor of Poe's estate was actually a rival of Poe and later published his first full biography depicting him as a depraved drunk drug addled madman Much of the evidence for this image of Poe is believed to have been forged by Griswold and though friends of Poe denounced it this interpretation had lasting impact. A direct follow up to How to Write a Blackwood Article this short story displays yet again the failure of Poe's humor to translate well to modern times I am assuming perhaps incorrectly that it worked better when originally written The heroine and I use the term loosely from Blackwood puts herself into a life threatening predicament and describes her own death in some detail

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The last few days of Poe's life comes from his attending physician Dr John Joseph Moran though his credibility is uestionable Poe was buried after a small funeral at the back of Westminster Hall and Burying Ground but his remains were moved to a new grave with a larger monument in 1875 It has been uestioned whether the correct corpse was moved The 1875 monument also marks the burial place of Poe's wife Virginia and his mother in law Maria Theories as to what caused Poe's death include suicide murder cholera rabies syphilis influ. 45 Stars rounded up to 5 Stars Although treated as two separate stories A Predicament and How To Write A Blackwood Article were originally published together with A Predicament originally titled A Scythe of Time Believe me this makes a lot sense and offered as an example of a Blackwood article produced by following the directions in the companion piece The combined works contain Poe's only use of a female narrator As a parody of the typical Blackwood tale a British magazine which aside from essays also printed a good deal of horror fiction uses psychological mannerisms to elaborate a great show of learning and is centered on a protagonist isolated by a bizarre turn of events Sova Dawn B 2001 Edgar Allan Poe A to Z the essential reference to his life and work New York Checkmark Books 200 An unbelievably silly parody that reached its mark masterfully