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"What is the Horror Genre?"
Tell-Tale Heart
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Name the term:

Restating all the information in a text using your own words. 

PARAPHRASING 

100

What does "acute" mean? 

Sharp or severe

100

True or False:

According to the author, horror is not limited to stories that are written about monsters.

True

100

Who wrote the Tell-Tale Heart?

Edgar Allan Poe

200

Name the term:

The most important ideas about a topic in a text. 

CENTRAL IDEAS

200

(All or nothing) According to the narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart, he can hear all things where?

1.

2.

3.

1. Heaven

2. Earth

3. Hell

200

The author's main purpose for writing this article was to?

A. Persuade people to become fans of horror stories

B. Encourage people to analyze horror plots and how they are created.

C. Compare and contrast the most famous horror characters/monsters. 

B. Encourage people to analyze horror plots and how they are created.

200

Why doesn't the narrator kill the old man within the first 7 nights of stalking him?

He cannot see the old man's eye because he is sleeping. 

300

As the narrator hears the heartbeat, Poe uses dashes to demonstrate the narrator's increased _________.

Nervousness/anxiety/paranoia

300

(All or nothing)

Which three famous monsters does the author cite in her article?

1.

2.

3.

1. Frankenstein's monster

2. Dracula

3. Wolf Man 

300

Throughout the article, the author explains what about the horror genre?

She explains all of the different ways the horror genre can be categorized. 

300

What is the climax of The Tell-Tale Heart?

The narrator smothers the old man 

400

How does the narrator's acute hearing actually foreshadow the old man's death?

It foreshadows the point when the old man's heartbeat drives the narrator to kill him.

400

The author of the article makes a reference to this popular modern author?

Stephen King.

400

According to the author, ________, or the tension we feel when a character goes into the attic, down into the basement, or just into the abandoned house is intensified by our understanding of the horror genre. 

Suspense

400

(All or nothing)

How is the narrator acting when the police first arrive? 

What does he do?

The narrator is overly confident. 


He shows them all around the house and has them sit on top of where the body is.

500

Name ONE of Poe's uses of IRONY in the story.

1) Narrator insists that he is not mad when he is, in fact, mad

2) He attempts to hide the murder, but he actually confesses to it

500

In the article we learn that, "horror has its greatest effect on us because we almost believe...that the events are possible." This is the _______ category of horror?

A. Fantastic

B. Marvelous

C. Uncanny 

A. Fantastic 

500

(ALL OR NOTHING)

The article is written in 6 paragraphs- each with their own central idea. Name TWO of the central ideas.

1. Defined by its subjects

2. Examine use of suspense

3. Authors play with expectations about the plots and settings

4. Horror stories involve parallel worlds

5. Horror can be categorized by source of evil

6. Examining the themes

500

Why does Poe write The Tell-Tale Heart in the first person POV?

This gives the reader a clear insight into the narrator's unstable state of mind. 

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