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Edgar Allan Poe's Unity of Effect: Definition & Concept

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In literature, the unity of effect primarily focuses on what?

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1. Edgar Allan Poe believed that most writers _________.

2. When using the unity of effect as a writing strategy, which element of your piece should you review to determine if what you are adding fits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the parts of the unity of effect and what does it focus on? These are topics you will need to be familiar with to successfully answer the questions presented in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in these assessments deal with:

  • The main focus of the unity of effect
  • What Poe believed about most writers
  • What element of writing needs to be reviewed with the unity of effect writing strategy
  • When the unity of effect should not be used, according to Poe
  • The definition of denouement

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections- use understanding of what Poe believed about most writers to understand the unity of effect as a writing strategy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when Poe said the unity of effect strategy should not be used
  • Defining key concepts-ensure that you can accurately define denouement

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Edgar Allen Poe's Unity of Effect: Definition & Concept . This lesson contains enough information to help you:

  • Provide an overview of the unity of effect
  • Identify who Poe was
  • Discuss the essay Poe wrote in which he talks about the unity of effect
  • List and describe each part of the unity of effect writing strategy
  • Detail ways in which writers can achieve unity of effect
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