Poe Lab, journaling

26 Oct

Poe observations? What direct messages, or ideas, is he putting on the page? For this upcoming Poe Project, please be in the habit of typing your reactions, one for each piece. Don’t worry about length, just think of this typed journal as you documenting your journey through his collection of works.

In the end, I will be able to read your observations, reactions…

Don’t allow yourself to fall behind! Please write/type for each Poe piece!!


3 Responses to “Poe Lab, journaling”

  1. Corey T October 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    One of my favorite Poe poems is The Raven. I love the fear that is expressed. Then the power found to confront the noise. The possible threat. Wanting to know if it’s real or mind playing tricks.

    Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
    “Sir,” said I, “or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
    But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
    And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
    That I scarce was sure I heard you”—here I opened wide the door;—
    Darkness there and nothing more.

    This is the idea scary movie seen right before the killer comes and attacks. Never ask or announce that you know that “they” are there. It really describes that internal fear of a scare, stormy night alone.

  2. Jessika Jacques October 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    So far my favorite poem from Poe is The City in the Sea. I love how Poe refers to the waters as melancholy. His imagery paints a picture for me. I like when Poe states, “up shadowy long-forgotten bowers of sculptured ivy and stone flowers”. I find the words Poe chooses and the way he rhymes beautiful. It takes a great deal of talent to write the way he does. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Poe so far.

  3. Michelle Hagarty October 31, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    “Eyes are the Essence to identity.” I almost want to say that Poe is quit charismatic with his writing. It takes you to a place that you are not sure you really want to go but can’t stop yourself from reading. Watching the full first episode from the following I was quite captivated how everything in the show had a meaning to Poe and his work. The fact that there was a very large lack of color except for the reference of red in clothing and blood. It was nice to have spin on Poe’s classic’s and to understand a bit more of the wording that he used in he best stories. The Raven reading it and trying to dissect it felt sadly depleting, it felt as though you were trying to understand his loss and pain and the fact that the wording “Nevermore” it was the defiant and definite fact that it was the end. In the show’s pilot and in the story it was the knowledge that there was no more it was all over, it was a simple word that whispers to ending. Looking to the other stories that we are to read, I can only wonder if there was a murder under all that fluff, a man that was obsessed and passionate about the female person that he lived his want and fascination for death through his writings. I don’t know if it was so mush a belief in Heaven and Hell or more the search for identity and what lies beyond the realm of our reality.

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