Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Unit Resources:

Read from Home:

Complete Poetical Works Online

Short Stories Online and Additional Resources

Class Packet by Section:

Packet Contents.pdf

Life and Times (Part 1).pdf

Meet the Family (Part 2).pdf

The Poet (Part 3).pdf

The Prose Writer (Part 4).pdf

The Literary Critic (Part 5).pdf

A Reputation Ruined (Part 6).pdf

Class Materials:

Introduction: Bio.com Video

Short Stories:

"The Masque of Red Death"

Note: The Latin epigraph, "Dicebant mihi sodales si sepulchrum amicae visitarem, curas meas aliquantulum fore levatas," at the head of the text may be translated as: "My companions said to me, if I would visit the grave of my friend, I might somewhat alleviate my worries." This quote is also seen by Egaeus in an open book towards the end of the story.

"The Cask of Amontillado"

""The Cask of Amontillado" movie:

"The Black Cat"

"The Tell Tale Heart"

"The Fall of the House of Usher"

Poe-esque Essay Assignment: Poe_creative.doc

Resource for archaic vocabulary

Story analysis and Pre-planning essay worksheet:
Poe Short Story Circle Reading Analysis.docx

Horror Story Publication Resources:

A site with listings of the different types of publishing markers for short horror stories

A site with resources for various short story competitions (horror and otherwise)

Online resources for young adult writers (general)

Resources & Tips for working toward publication (general)



Verbal Punctuation:

Literary Device Detectives Activity:
Literary Device Detectives - Student Groups.doc

"The Conqueror Worm" Animated Poe Reading

"Annabel Lee" animated reading

"The Haunted Palace"


"The Bells"

"The Raven" read by James Earl Jones

The Simpsons "The Raven"

Musical Interpretation of "The Raven" by Omnia: