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Critical Analysis: "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe

In this class, students will critically analyze the story "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe, examining the story's setting, characters, and meaning and the author's history of macabre and meaningful writing.
Kandy Crosby-Hastings
143 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
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Students will learn to explore, analyze, and value classic literature pieces. They will learn to express their own critiques verbally and creatively. 
Students will need to read or to listen to an audio recording of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" prior to class. As an optional activity, students can create a work of art or writing expressing their opinion of and feelings about the story. They will be allowed to present their work during our classroom discussion.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment will be based upon participation in classroom discussion. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Edgar Allan Poe is known for his macabre stories. "The Masque of the Red Death" tells the story of a plague of blood and how that plague affects the main character.  It is suitable for students 14 and older. 


Kandy Crosby-Hastings
Lives in the United States
Homeschool Teacher, MA History, MA Professional Writing, MA Human Services
143 total reviews
204 completed classes

About Me

My name is Kandy Crosby-Hastings. I teach history, classic literature, and writing classes. I am a homeschool parent of two sons, who are now teenagers. We have homeschooled for thirteen years. I also have experience working in the public school... 
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