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The Purloined Letter

The Purloined Letter

by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter: Letter? We Hardly Know Her! True or False

1. How is the setting anti-gothic?People talking, thinking, and smoking pipes in a library seems stable, calm, and not very scary or creepy.
2. How does the narrator’s dissemination of information influence the story?The creepy tone gives readers chills.
3. How does mystery influence the story?Mystery does not influence the story.
4. What does the fact that the narrator does not comment much on what is said in the story suggest?He trusts that that the readers are smart enough to decide for themselves.
5. What is the style of "The Purloined Letter"?Wordy and complicated

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