Presentation on theme: "“The Dark Side of Individualism”"— Presentation transcript:
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 languageTone
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 http://www.poemuseum.org Click on Selected Works Click “Cask of Amontillado”, read it and take notes on Poe’s style, mood, narration, etc.