The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary

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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 talk about the meaning, individuals write a page about the impact of the meanings of the terms used in the poem. The lesson refers to specific pages in Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe; however, these poems could easily be found elsewhere.

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Pros

  • Offers an introduction to Poe and the complexities of poetry
Cons

  • While the lesson hits on interesting ideas, the actual listed procedures are somewhat vague and may need some fleshing out