Teaching the Style and Technique of Edgar Allan Poe
This plan consists of four separate elements of varying length (from 5 minutes and 20 minutes to 2 class periods and one week):
EDGAR ALLAN POE DOES MOTHER GOOSE in which students analyze the easily identifiable specific elements that make up the style of Edgar Allan Poe and write a fairy tale or nursery rhyme in that style while learning something about parallelism and the use of the thesaurus.
POE'S USE OF UNITY: A semi-clever board exercise using a silly bit of doggeral that has more to say about the idea of unity than you might think.
ONE MORE SHOT AT UNITY: A do-able blackboard cartoon face that makes another point about unity.
BRINGING IT HOME: An explication of Poe's uses of sounds in his Poem "The Bells" that shows just how clever he really was and wraps up the concept of unity.