"Edgar A. Poe: An American Life"
This section is broken up into different parts with subtitles. Identify each part and write a 1-3 sentence thesis that explains what that part is about. Word counts will vary.
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
One way that authors use the technique of setting in literary fiction is to reflect the emotional and/or physical condition of characters. Poe uses setting for this very purpose in "The Fall of the House of Usher." Specifically, he uses sensory details to create a dark, gloomy, fearsome atmosphere—one that reflects the condition of Madeline and especially Roderick. In the first paragraph of the story, Poe describes the setting at length. Select AT LEAST FIVE words he uses that might also be applied to the character of Roderick. Explain your answer. 250 words.
"The Masque of the Red Death"
Respond to the following questions:  What is the Red Death?  How does life outside of the palace differ from life inside the abbey?  What does the mummer do and how do people react to him?  What is the story's resolution? Word counts will vary.