Creative response to Poe’s Man of the Crowd
Assignment description: “For this response paper, you will be writing a creative response to Poe’s Man of the Crowd. After reading the short story, write your own creative piece from the “man of the crowd’s” perspective (the mysterious man – the narrator refers to him as a “decrepit man”– that Poe’s narrator observes and follows). Try and write your version in the same style as Poe’s – in other words, try and take on Poe’s language and sentence structure, but instead of telling it from Poe’s narrator’s perspective, tell it from the man’s. You can pick up on a particular scene if you’d like and re-imagine it from the man’s perspective. However you’d like to do it is great – you can be creative here! While your response should demonstrate your knowledge of Poe’s text you can be creative!