INSTRUCTIONS: Both Part 1 and Part 2 should be at least 200 words each. Do not use question as part of word count. IT MUST INCLUDE MLA CITATIONS – BOTH IN-TEXT AND AN END CITATION.
READING: (ATTACHED) The American Tradition in Literature. Vol. 2, 12th ed. Eds. George Perkins and Barbara Perkins. Boston: McGraw Hill.
Edgar Allan Poe: Author bio p. 306-308, “The Premature Burial” p. 309-318; The Masque of the Red Death” p. 319-323
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Author bio p. 364-365, “My Lost Youth” p. 366- 368
Oliver Wendell Holmes: Author bio p. 373-375, “Old Ironsides” p. 376, “My Aunt” p. 377-378
PART 1: Poe: Analyze the colors used in the rooms and objects in Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death.” What do they represent? Who do you think is the narrator? (No, it is not Poe)
PART 2: Among many of the foundational themes of the poetry of the Fireside Poets were living a just life, commemorating history, embracing family and community, and celebrating nature. Consider the poetry of Henry Wadworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes and discuss how these themes are represented in both. Please quote and cite from the poetry to support your assertions. You might consider using outside research from the open internet to help you gather ideas. If you do, PLEASE CITE THE SOURCE and PROVIDE A LINK.
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