Monday - DO NOW: After learning about Poe's life and watching biography, what is the most interesting fact about Poe that you have learned from his life? Discuss. Looking at Poe's "Poetic Principle" and "The Philosophy or Composition." Note taking. Agree or disagree with Poe's way of assessing works? Pass out vocabulary words for quiz on Friday.
HW - Put "Annabel Lee" through Poe's "Poetic Principle." Does his own poem pass his own test? Answer in at least two full paragraphs.
Tuesday - Review HW for "Annabel Lee" and "Poetic Principle." Intro vocabulary and diction from "The Fall of the House of Usher." Model paraphrasing activity. Group work. How does the meaning, tone, and mood change when we paraphrase? Do you think Poe deliberately chose every word in his story? Exit slip.
HW - Put "The Fall of the House of Usher" through Poe's "Philosophy of Composition." Does the short story pass his own test? Answer in at least two paragraphs.
Thursday - Review HW from Tuesday night and discuss to begin class. Close look at the characterization Poe uses within the story. Comparing "The Haunted Palace" to Roderick Usher - could the story be classified as an allegory? Group question work for the poem. "Philosophy of Composition" discussion.
HW - Study for quiz on Poe's life, his works, and vocabulary during tomorrow's class.
Friday - Quiz!