Special Sub-Topic: The Tales and Poems of Poe
|In "The Cask of Amontillado", Montresor harbors an intense hatred for Fortunado because Fortunado did something. What?|
insulted him. One of Poe's most well known tales of revenge, "The Cask of Amontillado" was first published in "Godey's Lady's Book" in November 1846.
|In "The Masque of the Red Death", Prince Prospero's party is interrupted every hour by what?|
the chiming of the clock. In 1964, this famed Poe work was adapted into a film, "The Masque of the Red Death." It was directed by Roger Corman, and starred Vincent Price.
|"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary..."
This is the first line of which of Poe's famous poems?|
The Raven. The raven in the poem has been thought to be an allusion to ravens in mythology all over the world. In Norse mythology, the god Odin had two ravens to bring him knowledge, and in Native American mythology the raven was a spirit-messenger.
Information from: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5580.asp
|"The Black Cat" is similar to "The Cask of Amontillado" in which way?|
by the end of both stories, someone ends up trapped behind a wall. The basement of the house in Philadelphia where Poe lived for a short period of time is thought to be the inspiration for the setting of the end of "The Black Cat." Or so I was told by the tour guide of the house.
|Poe created this genre of literature.|
The detective story. Poe's detective stories went on to inspire other famous mystery writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle, author of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes."
|According to the narrator of "Annabel Lee", what kills Annabel Lee?|
The angels envy their love and kill her.. It is believed that "Annabel Lee" was inspired by Poe's beloved wife and cousin, Virginia.
|In "The Tell-Tale Heart", why does the narrator confess to the murder of his neighbor?|
He believes he hears the heartbeat of the dead man, and it drives him to insanity.. Poe was paid ten dollars for the first publication of this story in "The Pioneer" in January 1843.
|In 1835, Poe entered this story in a contest and was finally able to get a job.|
The Manuscript Found in a Bottle. Poe was 26, and won fifty dollars for his story.
|"Tamerlane and Other Poems" was:|
Poe's first published collection of poetry.. This collection was published in 1827, and has since become "one of the rarest volumes in American literary history."
cited from: http://www.readprint.com/author-67/Edgar-Allan-Poe-books#biography
|In 1827 Poe was sent to Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. This place provided the settings for which works?|
"The Gold Bug" and "The Balloon Hoax". Poe was enrolled in the army at the time, under the name Edgar A. Perry.
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