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Creating Special Effects with Words: An introduction to the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Travel to 1809
Vincent by Tim Burton
Poe Short Stories
Creating Special Effects with Words
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We will go to a different site on the web to read Edgar Allan Poe's work. 

It is entitled:

An exploration of short stories of Edgar Allan Poe


Select a story below, or go to the summaries section of

to find a story that suits you best.


The Black Cat 1845, a horror story about a cat


The Tell Tale Heart 1850, a murderer's guilt


The Fall of the House of Usher 1839, An old house and its secrets


The Murders in the Rue Morgue 1841, the first detective story


The Pit and the Pendulum 1850, a story about a torture chamber


The Premature  Burial 1850, about being buried alive



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Click here to download the same worksheet you used to outline Tim Burton's horror effects. 

Fill it in this time, noting how Poe uses words to achieve the same results

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