It may be concluded he wrote such dark stories and poems because of the adverse situations he faced in life.
At the mean time a woman character in these poems also has traits of his fragile and sensitive Virginia. He began to devote his attention to Virginia, who became his literary inspiration as well as his love interest. The unique system was still in chaos, and there was a high dropout rate.
He composed poetic tributes to all of them. He drifted in and out of consciousness, hallucinating and speaking nonsense. Two years later, he learned that Frances Allan was dying of tuberculosis, but by the time he returned to Richmond she had already passed away. The compositions were re-workings of famous Poe poems such as " The Bells ", but which reflected a new, positive outlook.
Poe tactically pleaded not guilty to induce dismissal, knowing that he would be found guilty.