This The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Originality lesson plan also includes:
Investigate the beginnings of the detective fiction genre through a discussion and writing assignment related to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter." Class members converse about the elements of the story and then compose brief essays about the impact of Dupin's motivation in the story. While the instructional activity does refer to specific page numbers in Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, the stories can easily be found elsewhere if necessary.
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- Lesson includes thought-provoking question, a vocabulary list, and a homework assignment
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