At 27 years old, married his arrear;old cousin Virginia Elise Clime on May 16, 1836, in Richmond, Va. D ;Students ;Assignments ;Teacher’s Page ;Resources/Links Click on appropriate link Pope’s Background ; Edgar Allan Poe, who was born on Jan. 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, authored more than 100 poems and short stories during his lifetime. Poe was a master of the short story, and the Inventor of the modern detective story.
However, Poe Is most remembered for his skillful use of macabre and chilling tone, pacing, and emphasis. His writing resembles n allegorical dance with death. Continue Back died on Cot. 7, 1849, in Baltimore, M Click back to home page written in 1845, “The Raven” is certainly Edgar Allan Pope’s best known work. ; Most of Pope’s work shows a keen interest in the macabre, blending the melancholy of the human heart with the fantastic in clear, lucid prose. “The Raven” (1845), Poe;s masterpiece, illustrates this perfectly. It tells a chilling tale off man haunted by deaths – past and future.
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Other poems convey the theme of loss and lamentation. Though a poet by inclination, Poe turned to the more lucrative genre of short stories, where he was similarly prolific. Pope’s short stories examine horror and evil, both as a palpable external force, and a malevolent cancer in the human heart. His recurring master detective, Augusta Duping is seen as the direct antecedent to Cowan Dole’s more famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. Although he lived a short and tragic life, Edgar Allan Poe remains today one of the most-beloved mystery writers in history.
His contributions to literature Ana ten mystery genre cannot underestimated. Both of Edgar Allan Pope’s birth parents died before his fourth birthday. Students Edgar Allan Poe had a brother (William Henry Poe) and a sister (Rosalie Mckenzie Poe). The Edgar Allan Poe Project for this American Literature classroom provides you the opportunity to relish and marvel at the writings of one of the greatest minds of 19th century America. Although Poe died before his time, his imprint on America is linked with the hundreds and hundreds of poets and mystery writers throughout our country. Go to Introduction and begin your work. Assignments ; Introduction ; Task ; Process ; Evaluation ; Conclusion ; Teacher’s Page Introduction ; William Peter Blatant, Ray Bradbury , and Stephen King wrote many thrilling and frightful horror stories in the last half of the 10th century, and they continue to do so into the 21st century. But if it had not been for Edgar Allan Poe, these men might not have achieved the level of success they have reached today. Poe provided future authors a glimpse of what lurked in the macabre world of his mind from his writings.
Task ; The Cromwell Opera House in Adrian, Mach. , will host an Edgar Allan Poe Gala in January 2009, celebrating the 20th birthday of Poe. The Cromwell Opera House Poe Committee has scheduled a meeting for next month, and they would like your group of four members to present your ideas to the committee. Yes, the gala event is not scheduled until January 2009, but as they say, “the early bird catches the worm. ” The Cromwell Opera House Poe Committee has recommended each group present the following: 2. 3. 4.
A historic timeline of Edgar Allan Pope’s life, highlighting important dates in America’s history during the author’s life. An artist’s rendition of what Poe looked like in his latter years, using paint, charcoal, or any other means possible. A scene re-enactment of one of Pope’s poems or short stories to show the committee the artistic level of your group to understand Pope’s meaning. How did Pope’s personal demons, the tragic events in his fife, influence his many writings? A 500-word essay to be read to the Poe Committee. Then, your group will present the timeline, the artwork, the re-enactment, and the essay paper to the Poe Committee (your classmates). ; Once you have submitted your work to the Poe Committee, your teacher will provide your grade within a weeks time. ; Enjoy the challenge. The Cromwell Opera House Poe Committee wishes your group the best of luck, and let the fun begin! Process ; Okay, now the real fun begins. First, the members of your group must research and know as much as possible about Edgar Allan Poe, which means your group must get down and dirty – and do some research. Read a sampling of Pope’s works, either short stories or poems. ; https://www. Pope. Org/works/index. HTML ; https://www. Pamphlets. Com/Poe/Poe. HTML – Someone from your group must also gather research on America during Pope’s lifetime. ; https://cousin. State. Gob/USA/infamous/facts/history/TCO. HTML ; https:// www. Imperialistically. Gob/CGI-bin/page. CGI ; Once your group has finished reading a sampling of Pope’s writings and researching America for the timeline, you must prepare for the artist’s rendition of Poe to present to the Poe Committee.
Visit the following Web sites to view different illustrations, paintings, busts, etc. , of Poe: ; www. Yahoo. Com ; www. Google. Com ; If you read a sampling of Pope’s short stories and poems, you have an idea of which scene you would like to re-enact for the Poe Committee. If not, go back and review the readings on the previous slide. Evaluation ; If you would like to see how your group is progressing, click on Rubric and go to the appropriate link. If you feel your group is reaching ten goals In ten Rudder, continue Walt your project.
If you feel you are not reaching your potential based on the Rubric, please see your cheer for further instruction or help. Your group will be evaluated accordingly, and each member of the group will be able to evaluate each other , noting such things as participation and working within a group setting. Student Rubric Edgar Allan Poe Project for American Literature Excellent Fair Poor A historic timeline of Edgar Allan Pope’s life, highlighting important dates in America’s history during the author’s life.
Collected all information needed to apply biographical data to the reading selection plus accurately and clearly to the timeline. Collected most of information needed and information meets most but not all needs in application to the reading selection or for creation of timeline. Collected some International but information is unclear in Did not collect information needed for apply biography to reading selection or for creation of timeline. An artist’s rendition of what Poe looked like in his latter years, using paint, charcoal, or any other means possible.
Product reflects collection of all data needed and is well organized both in information and graphic appeal. Most data needed and is organized but lacks either clarity or graphic appeal. Organized but lacks clarity and graphic appeal. Product does not reflect collection of data needed and s not organized, lacks clarity A scene re-enactment of one of Pope’s poems or short stories to show the committee the artistic level of your group to understand Pope’s meaning. Uses original approach effectively Ana Is mainly organized.
Well rehearsed showing ease in delivery and adequate preparation. Effectively and is highly organized but shows lack of rehearsal with inadequate delivery and preparation. Approach is less than effective and shows little organization. Some evidence of rehearsal but lacks delivery. Approach is not effective and shows minimum organization. Little evidence of rehearsal and lacks delivery. How did Edgar Allan Pope’s personal demons, tragic events in his life, influence his many writings? A reword essay to be read to the Poe Committee. Well-written piece.
Presentation was effective and student use showed expertise. Student use showed lack of expertise. Average written piece. Presentation was not best choice for selection and was not as effective as other mediums. Student use showed lack of expertise. Poorly written piece. Presentation was not effective. Student use snowed lack AT expertise Individual student worked cooperatively with team members and participated in elements of the project. Student worked well with group. Student input was accurate and timely. Student participated in all aspects of the project. Id not participate in all aspects of the project. Student did not work well with group. Student input was not always accurate and/or timely. Student did not participate in all aspects of the project. Conclusion ; Congratulations! Your group will prepare for the Poe Gala Celebration in January 2009! Your group can also say you are an expert on Edgar Allan Poe. Here are a few Web sites you can visit to learn more about Poe, his work, and his lifestyle. – E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore – Pope’s Virtual Library – Edgar Allan Pope’s House of Usher