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.
Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of ma...
Reading Set: 5 Passages
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was a master of creating tension in ...
407 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Point of View
by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol
Stave 5 passage: This passage from Charles Dickens’ ...
451 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Story Elements
Stave Three passage: This passage from Charles Dicke...
616 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 420L - 730L, Theme
Stave 2 passage: Charles Dickens’ classic story “A C...
781 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, and Summary
Stave 1 passage: Taken from the first section of Dic...
671 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Theme
Stave 4 Passage: Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas ...
358 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language and Story Elements
by Edgar Allan Poe from The Fall of the House of Usher
“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a short story wr...
232 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues and Figurative Language
by Edgar Allan Poe from The Oval Portrait
Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story “The Oval Portrai...
491 Words, 7th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary
This passage is the opening stanzas of Edgar Allan P...
149 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues