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The writer 'The Black Cat'
Interactive activities 'The Cask of Amontillado'
Lesson plans 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
  'The Masque of the Red Death'
  'The Pit and the Pendulum'
  'The Purloined Letter'
  'The Raven'
  'The Tell-Tale Heart'
  'William Wilson'

(Updated on 11/05/2015)

 

 

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  • Edgar Allan Poe: Storyteller
    "Seven popular Poe stories, slightly adapted for language learners.
    Stories are suitable for high-intermediate and advanced learners of English.
    Download the e-book, MP3 or PDF."

    (americanenglish.state.gov)

  • Artist Unveils Final Design For Edgar Allan Poe Statue - 15 April 2014
    "Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak was chosen out of 265 artists to create a commemorative statue of Edgar Allan Poe to go up in the Boston neighborhood where he was born, and she has just unveiled the final design of her amazing statue..."

    (neatorama.com)

 

 

 

 

  • Edgar Allan Poe (Wikipedia)
    American poet, short story writer, editor and critic and one of the leaders of the American Romantics.
    (1809 - 1849)

    1 The life of Edgar Allan Poe
    2 Death
    3 "Memoir" - Griswold's biography of Edgar Allan Poe
    4 Literary and artistic theory
    5 Legacy and lore

    5.1 Preserved home
    6 Notable works
    6.1 Poems
    6.2 Stories
    6.2.1 The Auguste Dupin stories
    6.3 Longer Works
    6.4 Essays
    6.5 Play
    7 Adaptations
    8 Poe as a character
    9 Notes
    10 General references
    11 External links


  • Classic Tales of Horror - Lesson plans (teachervision.fen.com)
    Your middle and secondary students will enjoy exploring these classic tales of horror from
    W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan Poe :
    "The Monkey's Paw" - "The Raven" - The Black Cat"

 

 

"The Black Cat" (1843) :


  • The Black Cat (short story)
    "It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt."
    1 Plot
    2 Analysis
    2.1 Allusions 2.2 Major themes
    3 Publication history
    4 Adaptations
    4.1 In film 4.2 In television
    5 References
    6 External links

    (Wikipedia)

 

 

'The Cask of Amontillado':

  • The Cask of Amontillado (written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1844) - Text + Audio + Video + Lesson Plan for The Cask of Amontillado
    "The storyteller says, "Fortunato was bigger, richer and more handsome than I was. And he enjoyed making me look like a fool.
    I never showed my anger, however. So, he thought we were good friends. But I promised myself that one day I would punish Fortunato for his insults to me."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


'The Fall of the House of Usher':

  • 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part One - Text + Audio + Video
    "Time separates people. The friends you know now are likely not the same ones you knew as a child.
    Sometimes reconnecting with old friends can be fun. Find out what happens when reconnecting is not such a happy event in the first part of this classic American story 'The Fall of the House of Usher.'

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, Part 1 - VIDEO
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

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  • 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video
    "Losing a loved one is very painful. This can be especially true is you have a small family.
    Find out the death of his sister may be more than just painful, but even deadly for one man in the second part of this classic American story,
    'The Fall of the House of Usher,' by Edgar Allan Poe."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
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  • 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Three - Text + Audio + Video
    "Sometimes it can feel like our world is falling apart around us. The problems in our lives seem to much and our relationships feel like they are coming to an end. Find out what happens to one who's life reaches a terrifying end in the last part of this classic American story."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

'The Masque of the Red Death':

  • 'The Masque of the Red Death,' by Edgar Allen Poe - Text + Audio + Video
    "Disease is a scary problem for any country. Leaders in different countries deal with disease in different ways.
    But ignoring a major problem like disease never leads to a good result.
    Learn about a terrible disease and how a leader named Prospero deals with it in this classic American story."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


'The Pit and the Pendulum' :

 

 

 

 

'The PURLOINED LETTER' :

  • The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe - Text + Audio + Video
    "Poe created the first detective in fiction in this story. Written in 1844, it tells how a detective named Auguste Dupin solves a robbery.
    People say that Poe influenced modern detective fiction when he wrote a series of stories about the brilliant mind of Auguste Dupin."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe - Video with the text
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    'The Purloined Letter' by Edgar Allan Poe - Text + Audio + Video
    "Our story today is called "The Purloined Letter." It was written by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is generally known for his horror stories.
    This is the third of three stories he wrote about Auguste Dupin and how he solves crimes. "

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

'The RAVEN' (1845) :

 

  The Simpsons version of "The Raven"  
(livebinders.com)

 


The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

(1809-1849)
- Background and Annotated Text
(cummingsstudyguides.net)

 


POEtry -
A Close Look at The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe
- with a slideshow of images to learn more about Edgar Allen Poe and his most famous poem, The Raven.
(pics4learning.com)

 

A Halloween Classic:
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

- The difficult words are explained
(about.com)


Atmosphere & Symbolism in "The Raven"
(lottmiddleschool.wikispaces.com)




Listen to "The Raven".
"On this segment of HarperAudio!,
British actor Basil Rathbone offers an intense reading of American writer Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." In this recording, Rathbone renders Poe's anguished, darkly
romantic classic using the full range of his dramatic talent.
(town.hall.org)



The Raven - an Interactive Study Resource

"a look at the vocabulary and literary devices
in Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem, The Raven.
This unit lets users view each stanza of the poem,
pointing out Poe's use of some common literary devices.
By moving the mouse over the highlighted words,
users can learn more about Poe's use of these devices."
(teachersfirst.com)

 

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Summary
Symbols
Words
The Philosophy of Composition
Related Information
Works Cited...
Complete Text to "The Raven"
Complete Text to "The Philosophy of Composition"
(The Poe Decoder)


Classic Tales of Horror
- Lesson plans
Your middle and secondary students will enjoy
exploring these classic tales of horror
from
W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan Poe :
"The Monkey's Paw" - "The Raven" - The Black Cat"
(teachervision.fen.com)

 

 

'The Tell-Tale Heart' (1843) :


  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - VIDEO
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - Article + Audio + Video
    "As Valentine's Day draw near, our thoughts are turning to hearts. This classic story by Edgar Allen Poe includes a very loud heart.
    Happy Valentine's Day and happy listening from your friends at VOA Learning English!"

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (Wikipedia)
    It "is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1843.
    It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a vulture eye.
    The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards.
    Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man's heart is still beating under the floorboards..."
  • 'The Tell-Tale Heart' - A Study Guide
    Plot Summary - Setting - Characters - Type of Work - Themes - Style - Imagery - Symbolism -
    Foreshadowing - Was Madeline Murdered? - Complete Free Text - Author Information

    (cummingsstudyguides.net)

  • A Directed Listening–Thinking Activity for 'The Tell-Tale Heart'
    with a vocabulary worksheet, an assignment sheet, prediction questions...
    (readwritethink.org)

  • CLASSROOM ACTIVITY :
    "Read aloud the opening paragraphs of one of Poe’s signature stories, such as 'The Tell-Tale Heart'.
    Ask students to note their reactions to the story as they listen..."

    (readwritethink.org)

     

 

'William Wilson' :

  • 'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part One - Text + Audio + Video
    "Young people often compete with each other to be the leader of their group of friends.
    But when two young people are evenly matched, it can cause problems for both.
    Find out how one young man deals with this situation in the first part of this classic American short story by Edgar Allan Poe."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • 'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Three - Text + Audio + Video
    "There are many ways a person can do harm to someone else. Some types of harm are more dangerous than others.
    But they are always damaging in some way. Find out what happens to one young man who does not care how he harms others in this classic American story by Edgar Allan Poe."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • 'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Four - Text + Audio + Video
    "Every action has a result, whether good or bad. At some point in your life you must face the results of all your actions. Find out what happens when a man faces the result of a life of bad choices in the final part of this classic American story by Edgar Allan Poe."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)



INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • Edgar POE - interactive activities created by Amélie Silvert (quia.com)

 

LESSON PLANS :