Short Stories from Hawthorne and Poe

Your purpose while reading the FIRST TWO STORIES includes the following:

Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" (1835) - link & Poe's "The Oval Portrait" (1850) - link,

1) Analyze the effectiveness of the operative *symbols in ONE of the stories.

2) Compare and contrast the two authors' **syntax and ***diction. Provide examples.

*A symbol is something that stands for something else. Literary symbolism combines the literal and the abstract. Some symbols are generic, such as the color red representing love and flowers representing mortality.

**The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences. In other words evaluate their writing style.

***Select three words that expanded your vocabulary. Define them and include the sentence from the author in your document. You can select words from either story (or from both).

Complete the close reading activity in the Document - Hawthorne and Poe - found in Google Classroom

























Your purpose while reading the NEXT TWO STORIES includes the following:

Poe's "The Black Cat" (1845) - link, & Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (1836) - link

1) Determine the main idea ("The take-home idea") for each story; in other words, identify a main theme in the story.

2) Determine each author's purpose for writing the story.

3) Locate a portion of the story that is most effective in accomplishing that purpose (It may be descriptive sentences or dialouge between characters). Insert that portion of the story into your document and comment on the reason why you chose this section.

Add these thoughts to your Hawthorne and Poe Google Doc.



Your purpose in reading the FINAL TWO STORIES is to prepare for a close reading assessment

Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" (1850) link & Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" (1837) -link
(video clip: Part one & Part two)