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1 “The Dark Side of Individualism” Edgar Allan Poe

2 DO NOW: Copy the Poe quote on p. 447 Copy the Poe quote on p. 447 Explain the basis, interest, and characteristics of the Gothic tradition. Explain the basis, interest, and characteristics of the Gothic tradition.

3 MOOD “Security [was] within. Without was the ‘Red Death.’” “Security [was] within. Without was the ‘Red Death.’” “TRUE!—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am.” “TRUE!—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am.” “Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” “Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” “At length I would be avenged.” “At length I would be avenged.”

4 Style Diction Diction Sentence length and construction Sentence length and construction Presence or absence of figurative language Presence or absence of figurative language Tone Tone

5 Closing: How has Poe’s style contributed to the text? How has Poe’s style contributed to the text? How has mood played a role in the text? How has mood played a role in the text? How has the reliability (or lack thereof) of the narrator contributed to the text? How has the reliability (or lack thereof) of the narrator contributed to the text?

6 HOMEWORK: Print and read “The Philosophy of Composition”---bring it tomorrow too!

7 HOMEWORK: Go to Go to Click on Selected Works Click on Selected Works Click “Cask of Amontillado”, read it and take notes on Poe’s style, mood, narration, etc. Click “Cask of Amontillado”, read it and take notes on Poe’s style, mood, narration, etc.


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