The Birthmark and Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne (group read and present)
Hop Frog by Edgar Allen Poe, plus other Poe selections.
Nathaniel Hawthorne. (above left) and Washington Irving (below) in their handsome days.
Edgar Allen Poe. 9/16-9/18 journaling for all! Hop Frog. Masque of the Red Death. Tell Tale Heart.
Hop Frog and Masque
- Compare Poe tales to previously read works (Hawthorne/Irving)
- Observe imagery, symbolism, foreshadowing, characterization; the tools of the storyteller.
- Apply the concepts of “protagonist” and “antagonist” to the story.
Tell Tale Heart:
- Describe the narrator. Is he reliable? What kind of person are we listening to?
- Consider the Poe stories you have read here or elsewhere. What kind of writer comes up with this stuff? What’s his reality?
All stories and more are available HERE! CLICK!
Vocabulary Round-up thus far:
B1: audacity, inimitable, fetid, motley, prodigious, brimming, endeavored, convulse, gait, predicament, precincts, voluptuous, sagacious, piquant, improvise, decorum, revel, dissolution, provision, propriety
B2: corpulent, inimitable, audacity, flaxen, tyrant, endeavored, predicament, expiated, predisposed, epoch, sagacious, august, pestilence, constrain, dauntless, impede, prostrate, impetuous, confront, tenant
A2: audacity, virulent, predisposed, inimitable, protuberance, superintendent, corpulent, epoch, gait, repulsive, dauntless, august, piquant, sagacious, gaieties, vista, pestilence, impetuous, embellish
A test will happen FRIDAY 10/9 for B day and TUESDAY 10/13 for A day. It will be part vocabulary and part in class essay on Poe, based on journals.