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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: 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: 1. Foreshadowing:

  8. Strange & Mysterious STORY ELEMENTS 4 Elements of SUSPENSE: 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: 2. Mystery: something that is difficult or impossible to explain.

  10. Strange & Mysterious STORY ELEMENTS 4 Elements of SUSPENSE: 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. 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: • Expressing character’s fears through thoughts & feelings.

  15. Strange & Mysterious STORY ELEMENTS Creating a mysterious MOOD: • Producing vivid descriptions of sights and sounds.

  16. Strange & Mysterious STORY ELEMENTS 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: • Use of irony: A contrast between expectation and reality.