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EDGAR A. POE... MASTER OF MYSTERY
Transcript of EDGAR A. POE... MASTER OF MYSTERY
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
Edgar Allan Poe
"The Masque of the Red Death"
"THe Masque Of the red death"
7 chambers represent
7 ages of the life of humans
documentary from A&E Biography
--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
Between passion and
I pause and say a double
One for you, and one for you;
And so they cancel
-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
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at
-rhyme that occurs within a single line of verse
-can continue on into the next line
see Sugar Hill gang- Rapper's delight
and I dress to a
, I got more clothes than Muhammad
and I dress so
, I got two
, I definitely ain't the
I got a Lincoln Continental and a sun-roofed
, I take a dip in the
, which is really on the
I got a color
, so I can
the Knicks play
-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, “
” and “
-the oldest english poetic device... the most ancient!
see e.a. poe's "the raven"
peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
no mortal ever
a festive dance or party wherein the guests wear costumes
people dressed in costumes
spread through and
be perceived in every part of.
(especially relating to smell)
a plague, or other infectious disease
not occupied by a tenant or renter
unstoppable or fearless
showing good judgement
written by poe while his wife virginia was dying of tb in the next room...
is based on poe's wife virginia
the poem was an immediate hit, and made poe incredibly famous...
however, he only earned
from "The Raven!"
the poem is known for
incredible rhyme schemes
is represented as an all-knowing, mysterious creature.
It sits above the bust of
, the greek goddess of wisdom to reinforce this symbol.
born in boston
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
, Poe's mother, brother, and wife
died of tuberculosis at the age of
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
-- 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