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Edgar Allan Poe- Tell Tale Heart Intro

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Elizabeth Blye

on 23 October 2014

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Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe- Tell Tale Heart Intro

The man, the mystery.
The Tell-Tale Heart
What do we need to know?
What is...
What is...
Don't Forget!
Just because a narrator tells you something, doesn't mean it has to be true. You must use your own judgment to decide if a narrator is reliable!
Homework: Show what you know...
Explain one example of something that Edgar Allan Poe did to create suspense in The Tell-Tale Heart.
A Reading of
The Tell-Tale Heart
lived a strange, troubled life
His parents separated when he was young.

His mom died when he was two years old.

He was then adopted.

He joined and was kicked out of the military.

Married his 13 year old cousin (He was 27).

11 years later, his wife/cousin dies of TB, Poe is crushed.

He acquired drinking problem.

He died at age 40, but the reason for his death is still a mystery.
Edgar Allan Poe
is a legend in the genre of horror and regarded as a master of the art of suspense!
Edgar Allan Poe
Mood is the
feeling or atmosphere
that the writer creates for the reader.
Writers create mood through:
Choice of setting (time and place).
The use of figurative language like imagery (words & phrases that appeal to the reader's senses.
Conversations (dialogue) between characters.
Suspense is what writers use to create a sense of excitement, tension, dread, or even fear about what is going to happen next.
is developed by:
Describing a character's anxiety or fear
Relating vivid descriptions of dramatic sights and sounds
Repeating words, phrases, or characters' actions
To read "The Tell Tale Heart" and analyze how specific word choice creates suspense and affects the meaning and tone.
I can compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts.
Compare & Contrast
Follow your instructions and answer the questions within your group. We will be sharing as a class.
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Check out the resources in this document!
What are things you liked about how we learned Poe this week. What was helpful in understanding or remembering things? What wasn't? Explain.
What helps you?
I can understand how a writer's perspective influences their writing

PART 2: "The Tell Tale Heart"
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