Monday, 19 January 2009

Edgar Allan Poe

Today is Edgar Allan Poe anniversary: he was born on the 19th January, 1809.
He is best known for his poems and short fiction. Moreover, he was the father of the modern mystery and detective stories. Additionally, Poe has had a worldwide influence on literature, films and music. Nobody could think about modern literature without him.

Now let's read one of his best known stories The Black Cat. But you can read it in another special way.

As Poe said, 'All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream', you can dream the story. As you read, you will have a chance to select a picture that most closely represents what you are thinking about at that point in the story.
As you work, you can also listen to a narrator read the text.
(Press the play button on the narrator bar to hear the story read to you. You can also pause or stop the narration if you would like)
Once you've finished, you can print out the pictures you have selected and rewrite the story in your own words.

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