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EDGAR A. POE... MASTER OF MYSTERY

Biographical info about one of America's greatest writers... also includes information about Literary Devices, Vocabulary, "The Raven", and "The Masque of the Red Death"
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Jenni Fitz

on 3 March 2016

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Transcript of EDGAR A. POE... MASTER OF MYSTERY

EDGAR A. POE...
MASTER OF MYSTERY

father abandons poe, mother dies of tuberculosis
poe and his siblings are given up for adoption...

Edgar poe is fostered to the wealthy allan family in richmond, virginia.
Poe Biography facts
Poetic Literary Devices
vocabulary
"The Raven"
Edgar Allan Poe
Biographical Facts
Literary Devices
Vocabulary
"The Raven"
"The Masque of the Red Death"
"THe Masque Of the red death"

EAST-
SUNRISE/BIRTH
WEST-
SUNSET/DEATH
7 chambers represent
7 ages of the life of humans
documentary from A&E Biography
End rhyme
--the most common type
--the rhyming of the final syllables of a line.

See “Midstairs” by Virginia Hamilton Adair:

And here on this turning of the
stair
Between passion and
doubt
,
I pause and say a double
prayer
,
One for you, and one for you;
And so they cancel
out
.
-words or phrases that partially rhyme but are not quite perfect rhymes

Also called-- “off-rhyme” or “slant rhyme”


see Emily Dickinson's poem:

Hope is the Thing with Feathers
That perches in the
soul
,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at
all.

half rhyme
internal rhyme
-rhyme that occurs within a single line of verse
-can continue on into the next line
see Sugar Hill gang- Rapper's delight

I'm six-foot-
one
and I'm
tons
of
fun
and I dress to a
T
You
see
, I got more clothes than Muhammad
Ali
and I dress so
viciously
I got
body guards
, I got two
big cars
, I definitely ain't the
whack
I got a Lincoln Continental and a sun-roofed
Cadillac
So after
school
, I take a dip in the
pool
, which is really on the
wall
I got a color
TV
, so I can
see
the Knicks play
basketball

alliteration
-The repetition of the first stressed consonant sounds in a series of words within a phrase or verse line.

-Alliteration need not reuse all initial consonants;
for example, “
pizza
” and “
place
” alliterate.

-the oldest english poetic device... the most ancient!

see e.a. poe's "the raven"

Deep
into that
darkness
peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting
,
dreaming

dreams
no mortal ever
dared
to
dream
before
masquerade
a festive dance or party wherein the guests wear costumes
mummers
people dressed in costumes
pervade
spread through and
be perceived in every part of.
(especially relating to smell)
pestilence
a plague, or other infectious disease
untenanted
not occupied by a tenant or renter
dauntless
unstoppable or fearless
sagacious

wise,
showing good judgement

talking ravens!
written by poe while his wife virginia was dying of tb in the next room...

the character
lenore
is based on poe's wife virginia
the poem was an immediate hit, and made poe incredibly famous...

however, he only earned
14$
from "The Raven!"
the poem is known for
incredible rhyme schemes

and
repetition
- especially
"Nevermore"
The raven
is represented as an all-knowing, mysterious creature.

It sits above the bust of
pallas (athena)
, the greek goddess of wisdom to reinforce this symbol.

born in boston
massachusetts

son of an actor and actress
foster father never liked edgar,
loving foster mother dies of tuberculosis
edgar is continually set up for failure by his foster father--poe left uva and west point because of debts unpaid by his foster father
poe finds happiness when he moves in with his aunt and marries his cousin
unfortunately, after a few years, poe's wife (virginia) contracts tuberculosis and dies five years later
Strangely
, Poe's mother, brother, and wife
all
died of tuberculosis at the age of
24
!!!!
prince Prospero represents poe, who tries to save all of the people...but fails.
the masquerade ball
Prince prospero invites 1,000 people to hide out from the
red death plague...
they busy themselves with serious partying to try to forget the horrors outside the abbey castle.
the ebony clock in the final room of red and black
is a symbol of the time we have left in our lives... when it tolls each hour,
it frightens the partygoers and makes them pause.
the red death!
the red death was not a real plague by name, but is meant to represent
tuberculosis
-- the bloody disease which killed so many of poe's loved ones.
Poe's literary credits:

the detective story
(he created this genre and inspired the author who created sherlock holmes!)

modern science fiction
(Perfected the technical side of these stories)

Master of the psychological horror story

America's first lyric poet

america's first great literary critic
poe died a mysterious death in baltimore, maryland at the age of 40
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