That Strange Mr. Poe DVD
Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as America‰۪s first great literary critic, its first real literary critic, its first literary influence in Europe, a superb lyric poet, and the father of the detective mystery story. He is also considered the founder of a certain type of fiction, a ‰ÛÏliterature of the nerves,‰ the influence of which can be seen in such writers as Franz Kafka, Nathanael West, and Stephen King. Filmed in Baltimore, this unit follows the course of Poe‰۪s life and shows the elegance of his poetry and prose. The DVD includes a printable teacher guide featuring reproducible handouts, activities, exercises, vocabulary words, and other related materials. Grades 5-12.