Edgar Allan Poe and the Fall of the House of Usher

About this Worksheet:

“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1839. Poe is considered a master of Gothic fiction, which centers on dark and terrifying stories. Poe focuses on psychological terror, as his characters often show madness. In this activity, students read a passage and then write what they think the underlined word means.