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Edgar Allan Poe

Unit 3 Poetry Presentation


on 20 May 2018

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Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe

Short Stories
The Fall of the House of Usher
Manuscript Found in a Bottle
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Murders in the Rue-Morgue
The Purloined Letter
A Dream Within A Dream
Annabel Lee
The Raven
The Haunted Palace

Survey of Poe's works
Key Elements of Author's Style
Mostly wrote tales of mystery and horror
Usually in the form of poems or short stories
Vivid poems
Well constructed
Edgar Allan Poe

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." - Edgar Allan Poe
Unit 3: Poetry
Research and
Presentation Project
Edgar Allan Poe
Points of Development
Throughout writing career never had "big break"
First book was "Tamerlane and Other Poems"
Won a job through "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle"
Wrote "The Raven" in 1845
Influenced by life
Arthur Conan Doyle
Agatha Christie
Stephen King
Inspired by life and imagination
May have been influenced by early European writers
Short Biography
Born January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts
Father abandoned family, Mother died
Both were actors
Fostered by John and Frances Allan
As a child would write poems
Career And Education
Went to University Of Virginia (Expelled)
Enlisted in the army
First book of poetry - "Tamerlane and Others"
Accepted into West Point (Expelled)
Continued writing then on
Nine possible theories of Death
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Heavy Metal Poisoning
Brain Tumor
Well known writer in America
Inspired other literary figures
Changed modern literature and media
Regarded as the writer who created detective fiction, horror, and mastered the short story
The Raven
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