A. poe believed that good short stories require a single, unifying effect. evaluate one of the stories in the american romanticism unit using poe’s standard of unity. do the descriptions, incidents, and images all contribute to the single effect of the story? is there a single effect? feel free to evaluate poe’s own story.
when i heard the learn’d astronomer;
when the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;
when i was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them;
when i, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
how soon, unaccountable, i became tired and sick;
till rising and gliding out, i wander’d off by myself,
in the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
when i skim a text i look for anything i'm trying to find, like keys or clues or i just want to see if it is interesting to me.
what was your story about? i remember this from my language arts class in flvs! i had ms. rosemeyer.