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On July 18, 2019

Bell Ringer: The Early Life of Edgar Allen Poe in Richmond, VA

The Early Life of Edgar Allen Poe

This clip visits the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia (VA) to learn about the poet's upbringing.


This bellringer highlights Edgar Allen Poe's formative years in the Virginia city.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to the clip, what were the notable accomplishments of Edgar Allen Poe?
  • How did the city of Richmond influence Edgar Allen Poe?
  • Describe Edgar Allen Poe's family and childhood? How do you think it impacted his future?

Additional Resources



    • Edgar Allen Poe
    • Formative
    • Foster Parent
    • Orphan
    • Poetry
    • Richmond


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