The Duel by O. Henry Activities

Instructor: Tara Schofield
Want your students to really connect with ''The Duel'' and O. Henry as a writer? Use the activities presented in this lesson to give your students a greater appreciation for O. Henry's work and his special form of writing.


O. Henry is a famous author who has written numerous stories prominent in U.S. literature. As your students read O. Henry's The Duel, incorporating the activities below will help inspire students to understand the story and the author. They will gain a greater understanding of using figurative language while also gaining a greater appreciation for the story.

Use the activities in this lesson to enhance students' experience with The Duel. The activities are divided into two categories: Language and The Duel. These two sections offer activities that support a deeper understanding of the special way O. Henry wrote.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use

Become a member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create An Account