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The Fall of the House of Usher is one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most well written and received pieces of literature. The story can be appreciated by not only the analytical reader, but the casual one as well. The combination of such literary elements as symbolism and foreshadowing allow a reader to look very critically and analytically at the story while the simplistic style of narration combined with the great story telling ability of Poe makes this read still enjoyable to someone looking for a thrilling, suspenseful short story. Regardless of why a person chooses to read The Fall of the House of Usher, the techniques that Poe employs will continue to make this short story one of his most popular to both causal and professional readers no matter how much time passes.

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First, you will have the students read The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. They need to take notes while they read the story.

Then, you will have them choose an element one of the elements: character, theme, or setting and write an essay about that element.

They need to focus on their viewpoint about the element. The following are some questions for the students to think about on each element.

Character:

What was the character like? Describe the character. What kind of problem or problems did the character experience in the story? Did he/she overcome his/her problem by the end of the story? What did you like about the character? What didn't you like about the character?

Theme:

What was the theme of the story? What do you think the author wanted to reveal to readers? Did the author succeed in the theme? If not, what do you think was wrong with the theme? What would you do differently in writing and revealing the theme?

Setting:

What was the setting in the story? What was it like? How did the author reveal the setting? Could you visualize the setting? Do you think the author did a good job in describing the setting? Why or why not?

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