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The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Negeen Farsio | Humanities

8 Lessons 52:30
  1. 1. Intro 1:52
  2. 2. Biography, Part 1 4:54
  3. 3. Biography, Part 2 6:56
  4. 4. Biography: Poe's Love Life 6:31
  5. 5. Style and Themes 5:14
  6. 6. His Only Novel and Famous Poems: The Raven 6:56
  7. 7. Famous Poems Continued: Annabel Lee 5:12
  8. 8. Short Stories 14:55

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Edgar Allan Poe is a notable American writer. He is well-known for his poetry and short stories of horror, but do you know more about his life? In this course, we will discuss the events of his life, publishing career, romantic interests, tragedies, and heartbreaks. We will describe his writing style and recurrent themes and tie them into some of his most famous works, "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Cask of Amontillado."


  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • History
  • Literature
  • Reading
  • Story


Hello, and welcome! My name is Negeen, and I can’t wait to be your instructor! I’m Iranian-American and originally from Montana, but moved to Dubai in high school. I received my BA degree in anthropology from UC Berkeley, then started medical school in Cyprus. I transferred back to the States where I am completing my medical studies as an aspiring psychiatrist. As you can see, I have been privileged to travel a lot, and my journeys have shaped my interests. The English language and English literature have always been passions of mine. Throughout my academic career, I have gained a lot of experience as an English and ESL tutor for students of all ages. I believe students learn most effectively when they realize they can utilize the skills they are taught in their own lives, which usually comes from an enjoyable and creative learning experience. It is my goal to provide that for you!

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