The Murders in the Rue Morgue Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

What is Poe's purpose in beginning the story with an epigraph?

Essay Topic 2

What elements of a frame story are in this story? What purpose do these elements serve?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the relationship between the story's narrator and Dupin. Why is their relationship important to the story and the crime that is solved?

Essay Topic 4

In what ways are the murders at the Rue Morgue strange? What special circumstances surround the murder, and what role do they play in the story?

Essay Topic 5

How does Poe use gruesome details to illicit a response from the reader?

Essay Topic 6

Determine the tone of the short story. Find three specific elements of the story that create this tone.

Essay Topic 7

How does Poe use interviews and testimonies in the story? How do they create a sense of mystery and suspense? What other purpose do they serve?

Essay Topic 8

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