Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart

Poe Paragraph and Translation

Work Time

Read from Edgar Allan Poe’s “Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales ,” an essay he wrote about short stories. Find paragraph 13 that begins, “A skilful literary artist has constructed a tale.”

  • First, read and annotate the paragraph.
  • Then write a “translation” of the paragraph into everyday modern English.

Open Notebook

When you finish, share your translation with your partner.