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Poetry - The Raven & Incident in a Rose Garden
Mark Fakeon 29 April 2015
Transcript of Poetry - The Raven & Incident in a Rose Garden
Have you ever had an experience in which a familiar surrounding suddenly seemed unfamiliar or even frightening?
In your writing journal, write about a time you had a frightening experience.
Why are we facinated by the unknown?
While watching the video clip, focus on diction (the word choice and formality of the language used.
What events in Poe's life would cause him to write in the tone he uses?
Who is Vincent Price?
Everyone Loves a Horror Story
Lost mother to “coughing sickness”/tuberculosis
Lost Virginia to “coughing sickness”/tuberculosis
Death in Poe’s Life
Found delirious in Baltimore on October 3
Found in someone else's clothing
Found on Election Day
Died October 7
Mystery of Poe’s Death
Poe published some of best known works:
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Black Cat
Poe’s Masterpieces Written
After Allan died, Poe was discharged from Army
Poe was expelled from West Point
Throughout his troubles, Poe continued to write
Trouble Follows Poe
Poe quarreled with John Allan
Attended University of Virginia
Incurred gambling debts and left UV
Enlisted in US Army
Poe’s Young Adult Years
Best known for poetry and short fiction pieces
Life span: 1809-1849
Created detective story and refined psychological thriller
World-wide influence on literature
Lived with Aunt, Maria Clemm, and cousin Virginia
Dated Virginia and married her
Began writing for newspapers/magazines
Moved to Philadelphia
Parents: David Poe Elizabeth Atkins
Parents died before Poe was 3
Adopted by John Allan
Poe was baptized Edgar Allan Poe
Stephen King is often compared to the 18th century weaver of horror tales, Edgar Allan Poe
Masters of Horror