29 terms

edgar allen poe notes

Edgar Allen Poe
STUDY
PLAY
Exposition
Setting,who,what,where,why,when
Rising Action
When things are happening to get prepared for a bigger action.
Conflict
Part of rising action, problems the characters face on their journey.
Climax
BIG event, turning point,do or die
Falling Action
Steps taken between the turning point and the denouement.
Denouement
Solution
Exposition
night time,old days,rural/isolated,bed chamber,narrator loves old man butt kills him,lantern light,middle of nowhere
Rising Action
narrator looks in room for 8 days,watches the evil eye,shines the lantern,hears heartbeat,extra nice to old man
Conflict
Narrator loves the old man but fears the power of the evil eye
Climax
The old man wakes up,"The old man's hour has arrived"
Falling Action
Man suffocates old man with mattress,then cuts him up,cleans up,sticks him under the floor boards,police come at 4 a.m,speaks calmly
Denouement
He hears the heart beat in his head and turns himself in.
4 Genres of Poe
mystery,horror short stories,science fiction,poems
Atmosphere
feeling a story gives you,poe is famous for it
Types of Poe's Writing
unnatural/otherworldly(gods/ghosts);Mental/psychotic(madmen);dream/nightmare(only a dream);truth(real)
Acute
having a sharp point;keen or quick of mind
Vexed
to give trouble in a nagging way;to plague
Sagacity
qualities or an instance of being sagacious;penetrating in intelligence
Refrained
to hold back
Wary
Cautious,on guard;characterized by caution
Suavity
graceful politeness
Audacity
bold,courage,daring;shameless or
Vehemently
acting or moving with great force;intense feeling or strong passion
Gesticulations
gesticulating;a gesture
Derision
contemptuous laughter
Tell Tale Heart Theme
SYMBOLIZES quilt,revenge,madness
Rational
thought out,calm,collective;narrator in T.T.H is this
American
proud of being an
His lifetime
1809-1849