Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style


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Edgar Allan Poe's work influenced which of the following 20th century authors?

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1. Which of the following is a POEM by Edgar Allan Poe?

2. Why was Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' significant to literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chances are, you've heard of Poe before - the man wrote 'The Raven'! This quiz digs a little deeper than that, testing you on the types of works Poe wrote and the various themes featured in them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your Edgar Allan Poe knowledge, and your ability to:

  • Recognize what Edgar Allan Poe is considered the creator of
  • Understand what topics were and were not included in Poe's work
  • Recognize forms that Edgar Allan Poe wrote
  • Understand words that have dark connotations
  • Define diction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on Edgar Allan Poe's life and works
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define phrases such as diction
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about what Poe is known for creating
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the topics and forms of Poe's writing

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about Poe? The lesson called Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style covers the following objectives:

  • Detail Edgar Allan Poe's biography
  • Provide examples of Poe's works
  • Explain Poe's writing style