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.

3 comments:

Antonio Leal said...

I once saw a documental on Tv which explained that Poe was a man who believed in supernatural things such as death, ghosts and things like that. In fact, the introducer said that the most famous poem of Poe, 'The Raven', was written after he had a strange visit at night. That's why I looked for it on Internet and now it is one of my favourite poems. Furthermore, "The Simpson's" made a n episode which is based on that poem. It's very funny, I recommend you to see it if you haven't done it yet.

Lidia Graña Calvo said...

I know only one thing about this author, this thing is that I won´t read any of your books becase the horror films and books make me very afraid

Anonymous said...

I know only one thing about this author, this thing is that I won´t read any of his books because the horror films or books to make me very afraid. By Lidia Graña Calvo

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