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The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar: Summary & Analysis

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In E. A. Poe's 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, what disease does the titular character suffer from?

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1. The main theme of E. A. Poe's The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar is Mesmerism, which is still alive today in what modern practice?

2. In The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, why does E.A. Poe incorporate specialized medical terms such as 'palliative' and 'stertorous' ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To do well on these questions, you must be familiar with the characters in ''The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar''. You must also know what happens in the short story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes the following from ''The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar'':

  • Which disease the titular character has
  • The sex of the main characters
  • The inclusion of medical terms in the text

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the current name for the practice of Mesmerism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on ''The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar''
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what happens to the title character's voice when he is about to die

Additional Learning

''The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar'': Summary & Analysis is a lesson that will teach you more about this short story. You can learn about the following:

  • The publication year of the text
  • Mesmerism
  • The meaning of various medical terms used
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