In the story "The Angel of the Odd," what is the falling action? Do you believe that the narrator really saw an "angel"? What does the accent the Angel's voice is written in do for the dialogue? What embarrassments or accidents in the story does the narrator excuse by blaming the Angel? What do the repeated references to various alcohols do in the story?

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"The Angel of the Odd" is a humorous story by Edgar Allan Poe that places a skeptical narrator into a series of absurd situations. Through these actions, the Angel tests the narrator's belief in "the possibility of the odd." These odd predicaments range from silly to life-threatening: the narrator sleeps through a meeting due to an extremely specific malfunction of his clock, he accidentally burns down his house, he ruins two attempts at marriage, and he accidentally runs off of a precipice.

The story frequently references alcohol to emphasize the first-person narrator's unreliability. The...

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