Suspense, Irony, and Foreshadowing

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conflict, Irony, and
Foreshadowing
In a five paragraph essay, explain how Edgar Allan Poe uses suspense, irony, and
foreshadowing in his short story, “The Cask of Amontillado.” How do these
literary elements help make the story more interesting? Include an introduction, three
body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Use the graphic organizer found on the
DOCUMENT PAGE to complete your pre-writing.
INTRODUCTION:
Your introduction should gain the attention of the reader. Make sure you tell us a little
about the story, mention briefly how each element is used, and transition between each
concept.
BODY PARAGRAPHS:
The body paragraphs should each focus on a separate literary element from your notes.
You may choose from foreshadowing, conflict, suspense, irony, and tone. Each
paragraph should include four different aspects:
1 – A definition of the chosen element
2 – An explanation of how that element is used in the story
3 – A quotation from the story that demonstrates the use of the chosen element
4 – An explanation of how the quote reflects the chosen element. Follow this formula for
each paragraph
CONCLUSION:
The conclusion should recap how each element was used in the story, as well as bring the
paper to a close by explaining how all of these elements make the story more interesting.
What would the story be like without these elements? Would it be a story of horror, or
just another story?
Use the WRITING DOMAIN ASSESSMENT SCORING GUIDE as a rubric for
your drafts. It’s found in the DOCUMENT PAGE.
Points Breakdown
Graphic Organizer (must be completed) – 25 points –
Classwork Grade –
Rough Draft – 25 points – Classwork Grade –
Final Draft – 50 points – Test Grade –
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