This The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative and Point of View lesson plan also includes:
Use "The Tell-Tale Heart" to approach point of view and the impact of a narrator. Pupils find specific textual examples of the narrator's derangement and form a personality before discussing a passage to determine some plot points. Class members then consider what the story would be like with a different narrator and write about which narrator they think would be most effective. The page numbers listed are for Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe; the stories can be found in other collections and locations.
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