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1 “The Dark Side of Individualism”
Edgar Allan Poe

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

3 MOOD “Security [was] within. Without was the ‘Red Death.’”
“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!” “At length I would be avenged.”

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

5 Closing: How has Poe’s style contributed to 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?

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

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

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