Tension in The Pit and the Pendulum

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Down-down-down the pendulum swings! Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Pit and the Pendulum” is full of tension and suspense. Your student will analyze how Poe uses language and structure to create this tone. Ninth and 10th graders may use it for Common Core Standards for reading literature. Others may use it as necessary.