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1

Introduced the detective story

Edgar Allen Poe

2

Used the surprise ending

O Henry

3

Wrote the town poor

Sarah Oren Jewett

4

A correspondent who wrote about his shipwreck in the “open boat”

Stephen Crane

5

Well-known novelist and playwright who wrote “The Unerring Instinct”

Thornton Wilder

6

First American short story writer

Washington Irving

7

What is the ridicule of human folly with the purpose of correcting it

Satire.

8

What is the attitude of the narrator toward his subject or audience

Tone ( mood)

9

What is the perspective from which a story is told?

Point of view

10

In “the Open Boat” who ironically dies at the end?

the oiler (Billie)

11

What author had the pen name O. Henry

William Sidney Porter

12

A husband and wife take precautions against a storm

Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning

13

A man sleeps for twenty years

Rip van winkle

14

A woman plays a practical joke on a sister in law

The Unerring Instinct

15

Rats chew off a prisoners ropes

The Pit and the Pendulum

16

Two elderly sisters are forced to leave their home

The Town Poor

17

A man tries to get arrested for the winter

“The Cop and the Anthem”

18

Saying the opposite of what is meant

Verbal irony

19

Author presenting characters without comment

Objective point of view

20

All knowing author as narrator

Omniscient point of view