Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe1809-1849

The Raven

Short story study

BiographyEdgar Allan Poe (/poʊ/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. To know more about Poe in popular culture, look here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe_in_popular_culture

The historical Edgar Allan Poe has appeared as a fictionalized character, often representing the "mad genius" or "tormented artist" and exploiting his personal struggles.[134] Many such depictions also blend in with characters from his stories, suggesting Poe and his characters share identities.[135] Often, fictional depictions of Poe use his mystery-solving skills in such novels as The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl.[136]

1. Watch, listen and read from a range of Poe's works. 2. Respond to the questions about 'The cask of Aramondillo.'3. Use one of the texts to map the structure of the narrative.4. Find a quote from Poe that intrigues you and explain your choice.4. Write a Poe style short story or poem of your own.5. Reflect on the works of Poe and write how his works are relevant today.


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