Thursday, 22 November 2012

Edgar Allan Poe Author Study Instructions

Edgar Allan Poe Author Study
 The purpose of this assignment is to better understand the connections between an author’s life experience and his or her writing. As you learn more about Edgar Allan Poe’s life, the more you will begin to understand why he wrote the type of stories he did.
Here are some questions to guide you along:
-Who was Edgar Allan Poe?- What was his childhood like?- How big a part of his life was filled with sickness and death?- When did he publish his first written work?- What was his most significant work?- What themes from his life are evident in his work?- Why was his death a mystery?- What was Edgar Allan Poe’s impact or influence on the world (i.e. in literature or on other famous writers?)
You are not limited to answering these questions, feel free to include any additional information that you find important. You will present your work on an online poster using the website
Special thanks to Sibgatullah for finding this great website for us to use!
Note: Each student is expected to submit their own author study. Remember to be creative in your display and always spell check for spelling and grammar errors before you publish. Happy creating!