Ch 4: Short Story Elements: House of Usher & Story of an Hour

About This Chapter

Students can review fun lessons to examine the short story elements of ''The Fall of the House of Usher'' and ''Story of an Hour.'' Lessons provide in-depth analyses of the stories and help students understand how elements of stories interact.

Short Story Elements: House of Usher & Story of an Hour - Chapter Summary

Edgar Allen Poe and Kate Chopin are widely recognized as top authors of their time and significant contributors to American literature. This chapter examines a short story from each author and explores short story elements authors typically use to develop their literary works. Lessons provide a quality summary and analysis of The Fall of the House of Usher and Story of an Hour, and short quizzes assess comprehension of the lessons. Upon completion of this chapter, students will be prepared to:

  • Identify short story elements, and explain how they influence and interact with one another
  • Describe elements Poe used in his short story The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Explain the plot and describe characters in Chopin's Story of an Hour

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