Edgar Allan Poe is a staple in American literature. The Fall of the House of Usher exemplifies the gothic tone and macabre subject matter that Poe perfected. This story is well-suited for a lesson on literary devices, as it includes tools such as imagery, symbolism, and foreshadowing. It is important to note that Poe utilized language to its fullest degree, never wasting words as he pioneered the short-story and adopted it as an American genre.
Author: Edgar Allen Poe
Interest Levels: 7 - 12
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