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Poe

Masque
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Tarasa Brierly

on 29 October 2013

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Transcript of Poe

symbolism:
allegory:
imagery:
theme:
7
rooms
Seven Deadly Sins
wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.
Can you find evidence for any of these in the text?
"Seven Ages of Man" by William Shakespeare
Read and annotate the poem to identify the seven ages.
Seven Colors in the rainbow
ROYGBIV
How is this different from the rooms?
clock
wall
Prince Prospero
colors
The Red Death
Outsiders
masques
characterization:
by Edgar Allen Poe
ambiguous
forboding
threatening
Explain the purpose of the Allusion:
"...like a thief in the night"
"... This wall had gates of iron. The courtiers, having entered, brought furnaces and massy hammers and welded the bolts."
"The external world could take care of itself."
blue
purple
green
orange
white
violet
black
What Ironies exist in the story?:
"The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure. There were buffoons, there were improvisatori, there were ballet-dancers, there were musicians, there was Beauty, there was wine. All these and security were within. Without was the "Red Death."
There is a bit of mystery surrounding Poe's death. In groups, explore your research hand-out and prepare an explication for the class.
tone vs. mood
How do the rooms look? Sketch the rooms on the dry erase boards. Provide the textual evidence to support your description.
Complete the active reading activity with the poem from As You Like It.
"All these and security were within. Without was the "Red Death."
full text:
Extra credit: Write a nursery rhyme using Poe's tone, mood, and atmosphere.
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(music)
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