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Edgar Allan Poe, selected stories Early American Literature Professor Iannini October 25, 2010
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Quiz : 1.What do Roderick Usher and the narrator see on the night of the storm at the end of “The Fall of the House of Usher”? 1.Why does the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” murder the old man? 1.What does the narrator of “The Black Cat” do to the black cat? 1.Where is Fortunato at the end of “The Cask of Amontillado”?
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Jacksonian America : -Social Leveling (expansion of suffrage to all white males by abolishing property requirement; opposition to monopoly power of large banks as form of artificial aristocracy) -Territorial Expansion -Racial Violence (Indian removals, growth of slavery) -Social Mobility (up or down the class structure; to urban centers from the country) -Rise of Mass Culture (including new popular periodicals like the ones Poe edits and writes for)
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WHERE IS THE HOUSE OF USHER?
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GOTHIC REVIVAL -Gothic replaces Federalist (or Neo-Classical) as dominant architectural style
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