"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Interpreting Symbols in Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death": Symbolism and Themes
Analytical essay.

"The Masque of the Red Death"
Summary and analysis.

"The Masque of the Red Death"
Online text of the story.

"The Masque of the Red Death"
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Students work with plot diagram, themes, symbols, allegory, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

"The Masque of the Red Death" vocabulary
35 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.

Two In-Class Projects for Teaching "The Masque of the Red Death" in High School
In the first project, students create masks. In the second, they consider the possible symbolism of the 7 rooms.

"The Masque of the Red Death"
This Powerpoint presentation discusses symbolism and allegory. Students make a poster that illustrates one of the symbols.

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