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The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis

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What is a frame narrative?

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1. Which of the following is an example of how characters in 'The Oval Portrait' have both active and passive roles?

2. What are the symbolic roles of the main characters in Poe's story as they participate in the creation and reception of art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following questions will assess your knowledge of the events and symbolism behind The Oval Portrait, by Edgar Allan Poe. Answer questions concerning the type of story it is and Poe's views on women and art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet, you'll measure your understanding of topics like:

  • What a frame narrative is
  • The symbolic roles of the main characters of the story
  • Statements that support the claim that Poe was a misogynistic writer

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how the characters in The Oval Portrait act in both active and passive roles
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as frame narrative
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different arguments presented in relation to Poe's views on women in art

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this short story by reviewing the lesson titled The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis. You will explore new concepts, such as:

  • Who the two main characters of the story are
  • What happened to the subject of the portrait
  • The emotion Poe likely sought to generate in his readers
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