The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Biographical Criticism and the Speaker of a Poem

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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 students to discuss and compare the poems before writing an argumentative piece about which poem is more effective. The resource does refer to specific pages in Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe; however, these poems can easily be found elsewhere.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Vocabulary is included along the left side of the page
  • Part of a series of lessons that focus on Poe's work and build upon one another logically
  • Supplement the lesson with the audio guide listed in the materials; the recording includes additional biographical information
Cons

  • While the resource includes thoughtful questions for learners to consider, you may wish to more fully flesh out the procedures and add more scaffolding before teaching