Click on each picture below to be taken to a website that will contain the answer to your question. Then, answer the questions here: Poe Webquest Answer Sheet
The Poe Essay
Rough draft due: End of class Wednesday, November 7. Viewable in your English folder.
Final draft due: Before class Monday, November 12. Submitted in Canvas.
For this assignment, you are to write a formal essay in which you explain what caused Poe to die. As you know from your Webquest, there are many possible answers to this. You will need to choose one. This will become your thesis statement. Then, use your research from the Webquest and (depending on what you decide) the articles in your textbook to support your thesis with the reasons you think you're right. You will need three reasons. Each reason will be the topic sentence of a body paragraph. You'll use details from your research as evidence to support your reasons in your body paragraphs. I will mark your rough draft based on completion and then make comments. You will use those comments to revise your paragraph and submit them both in Canvas.
1. Start here: Investigating Poe's Death
2. Then, read the articles on pages 221-228 and take the quiz on Canvas.
3. Then, complete the packet.
4. Then, write your essay, returning to any websites and articles that you think will be helpful in providing your evidence for the paragraph. Click here for a Google document of this assignment upon which you will write your paragraph.