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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Content and Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stage a mini debate about Edgar Allan Poe's story "Ligeia." After picking a few interpretations, split your class into groups and allow some time for preparation. Pupils must use textual evidence to support their arguments. Close the...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Originality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the beginnings of the detective fiction genre through a discussion and writing assignment related to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter." Class members converse about the elements of the story and then compose brief...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Tradition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make a study of the Gothic style by taking an in-depth look at Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Lead a discussion about the Gothic elements in the story and the effect the story has on readers. Next, ask students...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative and Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use "The Tell-Tale Heart" to approach point of view and the impact of a narrator. Pupils find specific textual examples of the narrator's derangement and form a personality before discussing a passage to determine some plot points. Class...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Biographical Criticism and the Speaker of a Poem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Author's are often influenced by events in their own lives as they write. Use Edgar Allan Poe's poems "Ulalume" and "Annabel Lee" to take a look at how the death of Poe's wife affected his poetry. Ask high schoolers to discuss and...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Evaluating a Poem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bring together concepts covered in earlier lessons in the ten-part lesson series to analyze one of Poe's most famous poems, "The Raven." Class members discuss many different aspects of the poem and take turns reading lines and sections....
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Allusions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Allusion can be a difficult concept for pupils to grasp. Home in on two brief poems by Edgar Allan Poe, "To Helen" and "Sonnet–To Science," with allusion in mind. Class members discuss the relationship of classical Greece and Rome to the...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Sound, Tone, and Rhythm

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on the musicality of poetry by reading out loud or playing a recording of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" and "The City and the Sea." Discuss the tone, rhythm, and sounds of the poems before launching into a written analysis of the...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: What Makes a Writer Great?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Close up your unit on Edgar Allan Poe by allowing time for reflection. First, small groups discuss themes of Poe's work. Next, the whole class discusses the characteristics of a great writer and connects this topic to Poe. Finally, class...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In poetry, every word matters. Poets like Edgar Allan Poe make conscious choices when composing. Pupils take a close look at his poem "Romance," taking older word meanings into consideration during analysis and discussion. After a class...