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Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (Biography and Falsehoods)

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When Edgar Allan Poe died under mysterious circumstances, his literary rival, Rufus W. Griswold, wrote a high-profile obituary filled with falsehoods that cast Poe as a lunatic and a madman. In this segment, students examine the mystery behind Poe's death and explore how fiction can sometimes become accepted as truth. Part of the "Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive" series. Please Note: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Senior man looks slightly down with mouth open against a black background. Text on image reads, Gerald Kennedy, Louisiana State University.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 1
2 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white blurred painting of a man wearing a top hat and riding a horse.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 2
3 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man wearing a vintage white shirt, vest and bowtie looking down and away with a serious expression on his face.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 3
8 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Exterior photo of a stone monument depicting a chalice on a tiered platform.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 4
5 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man wearing glasses speaks to camera, gesturing forward with his hands, against a black background.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 5
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12