Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher: Summary and Analysis


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Macabre ideas include all of the following EXCEPT:

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1. Why does Poe personify the house in The Fall of the House of Usher?

2. Which of the following words BEST describes the connotation of the words 'insufferable gloom,' 'unrelieved,' 'half-pleasurable,' 'sternest,' 'desolate,' and 'terrible'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Fall of the House of Usher' is a story by Edgar Allan Poe, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the story's elements and Dark Romanticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Literature
  • Literary device used in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
  • Dark Romanticism
  • Style of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Themes of 'The Fall of the House of Usher'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as macabre and Dark Romantic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a literary device used in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the author's purpose in this story

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on the Summary & Analysis of The Fall of the House of Usher. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
  • Identify the themes of the story
  • Know the style of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Understand Dark Romanticism