- Scroll down to Section 6.2, Stories.
- Find the story, “The Purloined Letter” and
the date it was published.
- With a partner, read the story in its
- With your partner, discuss the answers to
the six comprehension questions.
Type the questions and answers. (Worth 30 points)
- Who is the detective? (3 points)
- Who needs the detective’s services? (3 points)
- Why are his services needed? (3 points)
- Whose letter was stolen? (3 points)
- How was the letter stolen? (6 points)
- What have the police done to find the
letter? (6 points)
- How did the detective get the letter
back? (6 points)
- Send the typed questions and answers to the
instructor as an e-mail attachment.
- Individually, deduce the author of the
letter and its contents.
Make a guess as to why Poe concealed this information from
- Use your computer to correspond with at
least two people: a fan of Poe, a deaf student, a hearing student, or
an expert on Poe.
a. Fan Listing: http://fan.500ml.org/poe
b. E-mail messages to deaf students of
Dr. Jane Nickerson: jane.Nickerson@gallaudet.edu
c. E-mail messages to hearing
students: www.epals.com or www.iecc.org
d. Experts on Poe (not yet running) –
Talking about Poe Section:
The reasons for this e-mail communication are:
to share your ideas
with other readers of Poe,
to learn of other’s
opinions and deductions,
to find out if
there is agreement or disagreement as to the writer of the letter and its
to initiate a
possible continued correspondence with other readers of Poe.
- Print copies of your correspondence and the
responses you receive.
- Experts on Poe (not yet running) – Talking
about Poe Section: