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  1. says:

    The original EMO ha ha


  2. says:

    Great stories I loved The Black Cat , The Cask of Amontillado , and The Tell Tale Heart the most.


  3. says:

    Edgar Allan Poe is definitely depressing I was really interested in the quotes starting each story Fortunately, I was able to translate some of it however, it was pretty confusing, so I had to research the rest In the end, I found that the quote before The Pit and the Pendulum says,Here an unholy mob of torturers, with an unquenchable thirst for human blood, once fed their long frenzy Our homeland is safe now, the baneful pit destroyed, and what was once a place of savage death is now a s Edgar Allan Poe is definitely depressing I was really interested in the quotes starting each story Fortunately, I was able to translate some of it however, it was pretty confusing, so I had to research the rest In the end, I found that the quote before The Pit and the Pendulum says,Here an unholy mob of torturers, with an unquenchable thirst for human blood, once fed their long frenzy Our homeland is safe now, the baneful pit destroyed, and what was once a place of savage death is now a scene of life and healthWhat a happy start to the story Poe does give a lot of detail What s interesting, though, is that in almost all if not all his stories, Edgar Allan Poe seems to start right in the action He doesn t explain what in the world is going on until later, which is when the details come in.In the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe s The Fall of the House of Usher, there was that sinister feeling, knowing absolutely nothing about the characters, Roderick Usher and narrator, other than the fact that they were close friends as young boys He left a really eerie feeling with his vagueness I kept wondering, who was this Roderick Usher The narrator obviously knew him, yet somehow happened to know basically nothing about him Something else I thought was interesting was that Edgar Allan Poe took quite a while at the start of his story merely to explain the creepy aura of the old house.Poe s writing was definitely freaky For some reason, I always read books like they re a movie, sometimes with some sort of dramatic music in the background Yet, this time, I pictured it with utter silence, which is often wayterrifying For a moment, I was there, walking towards this house, known for it s terrifying history With a rustling of the leaves and the wind pushing me forward, I felt like I was at the house of Usher.However, although Poe is vague and eerie as many people say, his writing style is very intriguing to me He tells me just enough to leave on the edge of my seat, wondering what s next.So, although he is slightly creepy, as he is well known for, I did enjoy his writing


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    The Tell Tale Heart is a story from this collection that would work well in an 8th grade classroom It involves a speaker justifying his recent murder of a man with an unusual eye It could work in tandem with The Landlady in an investigation of the horror literary genre Instead of using The Tell Tale Heart as a model text for student work, students could do a Text Reformulation of the story Most effectively, students could do an illustration or a graphic novel type reformulation to imagine ho The Tell Tale Heart is a story from this collection that would work well in an 8th grade classroom It involves a speaker justifying his recent murder of a man with an unusual eye It could work in tandem with The Landlady in an investigation of the horror literary genre Instead of using The Tell Tale Heart as a model text for student work, students could do a Text Reformulation of the story Most effectively, students could do an illustration or a graphic novel type reformulation to imagine how different elements of the story might look in real life The illustration aspect would highlight the imagery in the story and help readers to discern what is real for the narrator and what is imagined In a classroom focusing on the concept of interdependence, this can help students investigate how the narrator depends on both what is real in his world and what is imagined, and how those distinctions are debatable based on the readers interpretation of the text If each student is tasked to make a representation of the story individually before discussing the content with peers and the full class, their own interpretation will shine through This will uncover the interdependence not only between what is real and imagined in the world of The Tell Tale Heart, but also how a reader and a text depend on one another to communicate a main idea, message, and content This activity would be multi faceted and stretch students imaginations while also helping them to understand the reliance within and between text and reader


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    The Gold Bug read 17th 18th April 2012This is such an effortless, fluent, fantastically formed short story A curious story about a hunt for treasure, and a code breaking pirate map Great detail has gone into the execution of the tale, and I have just read that it was the apparent inspiration of R L Stevenson s Treasure Island which I had no idea about, but is easy to see why The Murders In The Rue Morgue read 7th May The first detective story Truly fascinating, this short story is clear The Gold Bug read 17th 18th April 2012This is such an effortless, fluent, fantastically formed short story A curious story about a hunt for treasure, and a code breaking pirate map Great detail has gone into the execution of the tale, and I have just read that it was the apparent inspiration of R L Stevenson s Treasure Island which I had no idea about, but is easy to see why The Murders In The Rue Morgue read 7th May The first detective story Truly fascinating, this short story is clearly the inspiration for Conan Doyle s Study In Scarlet As the first true detective in fiction, the Dupin character established many literary devices which would be used in future fictional detectives including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot Many later characters, for example, follow Poe s model of the brilliant detective, his personal friend who serves as narrator, and the final revelation being presented before the reasoning that leads up to it wikipedia In fact Dr Watson even compares Sherlock to Dupin in Scarlet , You remind me of Edgar Allen Poe s Dupin I had no idea that such individuals did exist outside of stories to which, as you would expect, Holmes replies with chagrin that Dupin was inferior, showy and superficialBut really Rue Morgue is very similar to Scarlet , the eccentric detective, the baffled inspector, and the companion as narrator, in awe of it all Loved this but glad that Conan Doyle didn t resort to a Orang Utan


  6. says:

    I read all the stories in one nightWhat fun Mr.Poe and I have It is 2 45 am and time for me to turn out the lightI guess I will find out just how much fun it truly was or how frightening.I have a feeling it will be the latter As long as I don t think about the cat I should survive the night..fingers crossed


  7. says:

    ummmmmmm, i guess i just got into the emo mood with the two last stories the narrative lost me sometimes i really really liked the tell tale heart review to be revised upon studying in class


  8. says:

    As usual it was short but not w sweetthere is an amazing balance of pain pleasure


  9. says:

    So, many, commas.


  10. says:

    We all have our favorites.


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The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe This Volume Contains A Collection Of Some Of The Best Short Stories Ever Written By Edgar Allan Poe A Master Of The Macabre, Poe Exhibits His Literary Prowess In These Classic Short Stories Contained Within This Volume Are The Following The Gold Bug, The Murders In The Rue Morgue, The Balloon Hoax, The Purloined Letter, A Descent Into The Maelstrom, The Black Cat, The Fall Of The House Of Usher, The Masque Of The Red Death, The Cask Of Amontillado, The Pit And The Pendulum, And The Tell Tale Heart