The Gold-Bug And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

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i need to find cliff notes on The Gold-Bug And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and i can not find any. Please help
 

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I have searched for Cliff Notes and they seem to be a way of getting essays that have been written by others, though I may be wrong. However, as long as I suspect this to be the case, I would have to regard it as unethical to give out URLs. If I am wrong, then please correct me, but the site that I saw the information on was a cheat site. ;-)
 

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i need to find cliff notes on The Gold-Bug And Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and i can not find any. Please help

Abacci Books said:
It is doubtful whether in this story the plot meant to the writer what it means to the reader. The latter likes the adventure with its ingeniously fitted parts, each so necessary to the whole. But after the gold has been found--and that is the point of greatest interest--the story goes on and on to explain the cryptogram. This, no doubt, was to Poe the most interesting thing about the story, the tracing of the steps by which the scrap of parchment was deciphered and reasoned upon and made to yield up its secret. As to the time and place, the strange conduct and character of Legrand, the fears and superstitions of Jupiter, and the puzzled solicitude of the narrator--all these aid materially in establishing and maintaining the tone.

Read more
http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=775


Click on the links below to read Poe's works online:

Online Library: All things Poe
http://www.geocities.com/edgarallanpoecc/library.html
http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/poe/Work.html#Prose

The Golden Bug by Poe (Long Tale)
http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/poe/works/gold_bug.html


Your best bet is to try the Poe forum below:

Q&A Forum on Poe's works
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a.tcl?topic=The Work of Edgar Allan Poe

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tdol said:
I have searched for Cliff Notes and they seem to be a way of getting essays that have been written by others, though I may be wrong. However, as long as I suspect this to be the case, I would have to regard it as unethical to give out URLs. If I am wrong, then please correct me, but the site that I saw the information on was a cheat site. ;-)

'cliff notes' also refers to notes outlining/explaining a given author's work.

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OK- I was just worried because it was clearly a cheat site when I searched and I don't feel I can pass one of those on.;-)
 

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OK- I was just worried because it was clearly a cheat site when I searched and I don't feel I can pass one of those on.;-)

I whole-heartedly agree with you there, tdol.

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Has our poster read The Gold-Bug or is he/she just looking for a review on the cheap?

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I'm not sure- they could just be summary notes, but I hadn't heard of them. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
I'm not sure- they could just be summary notes, but I hadn't heard of them. ;-)

Cliff Notes? Yes, they sum up the work in question. Thus, if you haven't bothered to read it, the Cliff Notes tell you what it is. You can paraphrase the Cliff Notes and turn that in as your analysis of the work. Or you can just copy the Cliff Notes. It saves the time and bother of having to read the text under discussion. (Another thing people do is buy essays written by people who have previously taken the same course.)
 

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We have quite a serious problem with students taking stuff off the internet here. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
We have quite a serious problem with students taking stuff off the internet here. ;-)

Is here the UK?

(I haven't seen any Cliff Notes in a while, but I don't imagine they have changed much. If, for example, you haven't read Romeo and Juliet the Cliff Notes on the play would explain the play and explain the motivations of the characters, etc. Presumably, you would know those things if you had read the play and paid attention in class. However, with the aid of Cliff Notes you have to do neither. (True, some people can read the play and still not pay attention; thus they can read "Romeo, wherefore art thou" and think Juliet is looking for Romeo even tho the context gives no indication that is true.)

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Here is the UK. I once had a piece handed in by a student that had been copied wholesale off the internet. I found the site, printed it off and handed it back to the student with the URL at the bottom.;-)
 
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