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STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert.

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1 STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein

2 TALES OF THE STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS  Strange:

3 TALES OF THE STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS  Strange: something that is unfamiliar or out of the ordinary.  Mysterious:

4 TALES OF THE STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS  Strange: something that is unfamiliar or out of the ordinary.  Mysterious: something that is difficult or impossible to explain.

5 TALES OF THE STRANGE AND MYSTERIOUS “The Raven” “The Tell-Tale Heart” “Annabel Lee” “The Fall of the House of Usher”

6 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS SUSPENSE SUSPENSE: The uncertainty or anxiety that a reader feels about what will happen next in a story, novel or drama

7 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS 4 Elements of SUSPENSE 4 Elements of SUSPENSE: 1. Foreshadowing:

8 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS 4 Elements of SUSPENSE 4 Elements of SUSPENSE: 1. Foreshadowing: 1. Foreshadowing: The use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot.

9 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS 4 Elements of SUSPENSE 4 Elements of SUSPENSE: 2. Mystery: 2. Mystery: something that is difficult or impossible to explain.

10 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS 4 Elements of SUSPENSE 4 Elements of SUSPENSE: 3. Dilemma: 3. Dilemma: a difficult or puzzling situation where the character must choose a dangerous course of action.

11 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS 4 Elements of SUSPENSE 4 Elements of SUSPENSE: 4. Reversal: 4. Reversal: a sudden change in a character’s situation from good to bad, or vice versa.

12 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS Identify: 1. Foreshadowing: 2. Mystery: 3. Dilemma: 4. Reversal: Watch "The Tell-Tale Heart" on YouTube

13 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS MOOD  the feeling a reader gets from the story.

14 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS Creating a mysterious MOOD Creating a mysterious MOOD:  Expressing character’s fears through thoughts & feelings.

15 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS Creating a mysterious MOOD Creating a mysterious MOOD:  Producing vivid descriptions of sights and sounds.

16 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS Creating a mysterious MOOD Creating a mysterious MOOD:  Repeating words, phrases or actions.

17 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS VOCABULARY alibi – n. a person used as another’s excuse. deduction – n. process of drawing a conclusion based on evidence/clues façade – n. a false front or appearance

18 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS VOCABULARY hunch – n. a suspicion or guess intercept – v. to take or cut off from the intended destination investigation – n. a search or examination for facts or clues.

19 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS VOCABULARY motive – n. something that causes a person to act a certain way or do a certain thing. oppressive – adj. unjustly harsh rapacious – adj. extremely greedy

20 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS VOCABULARY red herring – n. a distraction from the real problem sinister – adj. evil; wicked, dishonest sleuth – n. a detective or private eye

21 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS VOCABULARY tantalizing – adj. teasing by withholding something; tempting victim – n. a person who suffers from a disaster or injury witness – n. one who sees or watches

22 STRANGE & MYSTERIOUS STORY ELEMENTS Creating Suspense & Mystery Creating Suspense & Mystery: irony  Use of irony: A contrast between expectation and reality.


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