The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis


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What does ''The Premature Burial'' by Edgar Allen Poe focus a lot of time on besides that of the narrator's experience?

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1. In ''The Premature Burial'' by Edgar Allen Poe, what conclusion does the narrator reach?

2. In ''The Premature Burial'' by Edgar Allen Poe, what was the fear that the narrator discussed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess your understanding of the main focus of Poe's 'The Premature Burial' with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will be quizzed about the narrator's fears and thoughts as they are presented in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information you will be tested on with this quiz/worksheet assessment include:

  • A topic 'The Premature Burial' focuses on
  • What the narrator of the story concludes
  • The narrator's fear
  • A condition suffered by the narrator that causes his fear
  • Which precautions the narrator took in case he were ever to be buried alive

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the narrator's fear and why he suffered from it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conclusion drawn by the narrator at the end of the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain what the narrator did to make sure he was never buried alive

Additional Learning

If you feel you need to further review details about this story, you can do so with the lesson titled 'The Premature Burial' by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis. This lesson contains information about the following:

  • The year 'The Premature Burial' was published
  • Why the narrator discusses cataclysmic events in the beginning of the story
  • How the narrator's life is governed by his fear
  • The twist at the end of the story