Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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For online gothic literature, May 25th 2018 (senior year of high school)

Storyboard Text

  • Here we are introduced to the source of our woe's, Edgar Allan Poe, who seems to be in a rather emaciated, sickly state. It would seem he has been continually wasting  away since the death of his mother...
  • Some think I am acting out of intemperance, but I know better. I know what I saw! It was an unearthly phantasm, I tell you! No words could possibly describe it.
  • However, I shall endeavor to try. I will write a poem about it! The Black Cat will be it's title. Yes, that sounds good indeed. 
  • ...and It is evident that his mental health is failing. He is far from sagacious.
  • Poe has developed a severe case of monomania, and is always thinking about his future poem. He gets nothing else done. 
  • This is my cloister, where all of my best writing takes place. 
  • He is determined to write this piece of literature, but with the current state of his health, one cannot be sure that success will find him before dissolution does. 
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