The Fall of the House of Usher

Edgar Allan Poe

Read the "Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe. As you read notice the following:

  • What is the relationship between the house and the Usher family?
  • What point of view is their story told from?
  • Do you think that this narrator is reliable?
  • How does the setting and point of view lead to the terror of this story?
  • What do you think is wrong wither Roderick and his sister?
  • What elements in this story give the sense that you are trapped?


Also, note that this is a hyper linked text. Poe has quite a vocabulary. Be sure to use the hyperlinks to help you decipher his language and pick up a few new vocabulary words!
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