Teacher Guide

Poe's Poetry Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

• Consider some of Poe’s other writings, such as Poe’s Short Stories, especially “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Ligeia,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

• Consider the stories of other Early American Gothic writers, such as Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables."

• Consider other American gothic writers' works, possibly influenced by Poe, such as Wilkie Collins’ "Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman," William Faulker’s “A Rose for Emily” and As I Lay Dying, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Edith Wharton’s “Afterward (short story).”

• Consider other authors of mystery and horror stories...

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