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The Best of Poe Teaching Unit
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- Discuss the various elements of Gothic literature that arise in The Fall of the House of Usher.
- Explain the metaphysical relationship between Roderick and Madeline Usher.
- Define the fundamental characteristics of detective fiction as portrayed in The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
- Explain how Never Bet the Devil Your Head is a satirical response to critics who claim that Poe’s work contains no moral lessons.
- What is significant about the design and layout of the seven rooms in The Masque of the Red Death?
- Explain the double meaning of the title, The Masque of the Red Death.
- In The Pit and the Pendulum, how is the endurance of the human spirit celebrated?
- How does the narrator’s sensory perception increase the element of terror in The Pit and the Pendulum?
- In The Tell-Tale Heart, what is the “Evil Eye”? How does the superstitious belief in the “Evil Eye” relate to the story?
- In what way is the narrator established as unreliable in The Tell-Tale Heart?
- In The Gold-Bug, what coincidences play a role in discovering the treasure?
- Cite the similarities between The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.