Compare and Contrast
Fact and Opinion
Main / Central Idea
Point of View
Rhythm & Rhyme
Mystery stories involve
characters who solve a crime or puzzle. The reader of a mystery follows the
investigation along with the characters and may attempt to find a solution
before the characters do. In suspense writings, the author presents the plot in
such a way that the reader is worried or concerned about the eventual outcome.
In works of horror, the author uses frightening or gruesome devices to create
an atmosphere of fear which ultimately entertains the reader. All three types
usually have a dark and strange tone.
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Older students will enjoy these Christmas reading passages from classic literature. From the poetry of “A Visit From St. Nichol...
Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of ma...
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
Adventure II passage: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson...
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from A Study in Scarlet
Chapter III passage: Sherlock Holmes is a master of ...
by Mary Shelley from Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Chapter 11 passage: Published in 1818, Mary Shelley'...
Chapter V passage: Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Franke...
by RV Staff Writer J.C.
Something strange happens to Isabella whenever she l...
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was a master of creating tension in ...
by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol
Stave 5 passage: This passage from Charles Dickens’ ...