Edgar allan poe

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Instituto Cumbres Tapachula
Daniel Figueroa Angeles
3º semestre of high school
Reading report: “Edgar Allan Poe”
English
Miss Deborah Moreno
22-11-10

Edgar Allan Poe:
Author’s biography:
(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. He was anAmerican writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-knownAmerican writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
Literary description:
Is a dramatic book because shows several type of stories. Show stories with humour, shows poems, mystery histories and psychological stories
Author’s purpose:
Poe's writing reflects his literary theories, which he presented in his criticism and also in essays.He disliked didacticism and allegory, though he believed that meaning in literature should be an undercurrent just beneath the surface. Works with obvious meanings, he wrote, cease to be art. He believed that quality work should be brief and focus on a specific single effect. To that end, he believed that the writer should carefully calculate every sentiment and idea.
Description of the theme:Poe's best known fiction works are Gothic, a genre he followed to appease the public taste. His most recurring themes deal with questions of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning. Poe also wrote satires, humor tales, and hoaxes. For comic effect, he used irony and ludicrous extravagance, often in anattempt to liberate the reader from cultural conformity.

Characters’ study:
The black cat:
|character |External Description |Internal description |
| |-Black |Was the favorite cat of the narrator. The |
||-Large and big |narrator love his pets but when he was drunk |
|cat |-cute |behave different. |
| | |The cat was cutewith his owner. The cat always|
| | |follow him |
| |-good attitude |-The alcohol changed him in a man without |
| |-handsome|control, anxious, violent and converted him |
|narrator |-smart |into a mad one. |
| | |- but he was a good man when he was in his 5 |
|| |senses. |
| | |-Always had a kill sensation |

The characters behaved the way they did because in that time they were supposed to act as they did, for example the narrator says that...
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