MUST HAVE BACKGROUND ON THE FOLLOWING BOOKS (If you need a copy, I will email you the passages);
1) The Mask of the Red Death
2) The Raven
3) The Fall of the House of Usher
For this essay you will write an interpretive textual analysis of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (If you need a copy, I will email you the passages). You will focus your analysis on tone or mood as created by Poe and his use of strategies or literary devices.
You have read the Poe texts to comprehend the meaning, and then to go further to make an interpretive claim about how the text does what you say it is doing, conveying some message to the readers. As a place to start, look for passages you find particularly puzzling or disturbing: this is where the text is calling you to figure something out. You will then support your claim by citing a strategy, strategies, and/or literary devices the author incorporates. You will illustrate how these devices work using textual evidence and independent analysis to show how these literary devices, and evidence, support your clam.