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For this essay choose one of the stories from Units 1-7 of your literature lessons. Imagine that you are the author of the story and using first person point of view introduce yourself, your story, and state the theme of your story. Then explain how you (as the author) conveyed that theme in your work. Stay true to what you know of the author's personality and beliefs.
Be sure to use direct quotes and support from the story to enhance your essay and give it credibility. You cannot get full credit without providing support from the text.
Your essay should be 1-2 paragraphs in length and have at least 3 specific pieces of evidence that support your answer.
(I chose Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart)
Here's my answer
Hello. My name is Edgar Allan Poe. You might know me from my famous, yet macabre stories. Despite the content of my stories, people appreciate the way I weave certain ideas into the stories and poems I have written. For instance, my incredible story, The Tell-Tale Heart told of how two powerful emotions, love and hate, can affect the choices that one might make.
For example, in the story, the main character states: "I loved the old man.', but this didn't stop him from killing the old man.