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Edgar Allen Poe

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Cari Bruzelius

on 27 October 2014

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Transcript of Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's Life
What 3 events or facts do you find interesting about Poe's Life?
Inventor of the modern detective story
Innovator of science fiction
Infamous literary critic
The true father of Macabre fiction
The Detective Writer
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, once wrote, “Where was the detective story before Poe breathed the breath of life into it?”
Master of Macabre:
the Psychological Horror
“It’s because I liked Edgar Allan Poe’s stories so much that I began to make suspense films.”
~Alfred Hitchcock
The Science Fiction Writer
[Poe’s] tales of the future lead to H.G. Wells, his adventure stories to Jules Verne and Stevenson.”
~W.H. Auden
The Literary Critic
Having been one of the harshest critics; he was nicknamed
"Tomahawk Man."
Works of Poe
Macabre
gruesome and horrifying
dealing with or representing death, especially its grimier or uglier aspect
73 short stories
53 poems
However, none of these numbers are considered accurate...
only Poe knows the real numbers
AND
only one matters to us...
Tell-Tale Heart: Close Read
Step 1- Create a BME-Plot Summary of Story
Step 2- Write a 2-3 sentence summary for the entire story
Step 3-Describe the tone of the story with ONE adjective
Step 4-Highlight 10 words or phrases that create the tone
Step 5-Color code Literary Devices (see handout)
Choose one Point to write in your PEEL Organizer

Point:
Edgar Allen Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" loses none of its horrific elements even in its animated version by Columbia Pictures.

The animated version of Edgar Allen Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" loses some of the horrific elements found in the story.
Poe PEEL Paragraph
As you watch the video, identify two elements of the film that either help or hinder the macabre of "Tell-Tale Heart."
Listen to "Tell-Tale Heart"
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