Resources for teaching the literature of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

by Karen Larson

A unit on the study of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories
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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
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In this lesson, students will read "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Raven," analyzing Poe's work for writer's style and purpose. Students will then compose their own suspense short story. This lesson should take two 90-minute class periods or four 50-minute class periods.
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The Works of Edgar Allen Poe Vol. 2 - Includes The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, and The Pit and the Pendulum - e-text from Project Gutenberg, part of the reading list for college-bound students is a combination of many lists compiled by colleges and universities for high school reading. This list can be accessed at http://northport.k12.ny.us/~nphs/english%20college.htm College professors expect incoming students to be familiar with these works; in many cases they will be reread and studied in more depth at college.
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The Cask of Amontillado

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A Shmoop study guide for The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. Includes overview and study questions.
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The Tell-Tale Heart

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A Shmoop study guide for The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. Includes overview and study questions.
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William Wilson

by Shmoop Study Guides

A Shmoop study guide for William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe. Includes overview and study questions.
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The Raven

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Shmoop study guide for the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.
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The Fall of the House of Usher

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A Shmoop study guide for The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. Includes overview and study questions.
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Short Story Handouts

by Andrea Chen

An introduction to the short story unit and a collection of short story reading guides and vocabulary activities. Handouts include: What is a Short Story? 2. Introduction to Key Concepts 3. Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart” 4. Saki: “The Open Window” 5. John Cheever: “Reunion” 6. Alice Walker: “Everyday Use” 7. D.H. Lawrence: “The Rockinghorse Winner” 8. Mini-Essay: Comparing Parent-Child Relationships in Two Stories 9. Stephen Crane: “The Open Boat” 10. Writing a Short Story
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