English (1B & 3B) Assignment for Oct. 30, 2012

Read in Edgar Allan Poe book:

  • Story: The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Poem: The Haunted Palace (1839)


Write (Stories = 300 words & Poems = 100 words):

  • Analysis of what the piece meant
  • Analysis of how the theme was conveyed
  • Analyze and discuss how plot developed
  • State what genre the STORY (not the poem) fits into
  • Discuss emotions the piece brings out
  • Describe your opinion of the piece
  • NOTE: the summary of what took place should be woven into each component of this analysis (for example, talk about an event in the story and then discuss its meaning to the story over all and its greater meaning outside of the story)