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By: Alexa Canlas
What words set the mood
Here are some examples
The writer gives you some of those vocabulary words to give you clues that the story will be scary or depressing.
Using scary adjectives will help describe the noun better
Words that bring up the five senses
A story is
even more scary
when readers can
What Words Heighten Suspense
Hey Edgar! Here are some examples
an amorphous creature
Help! I'm so scared
You'll be perfect for the Fright Fest Newspaper. Wait, what words can i use.
Oh! Hey there. I think I can help you, here are some words that are spooktacular!
droplets of sweat
his knees are knocking
Thank you so much! But wait why do we need these words.
You need them because every scary story needs the protagonist (main character) to be scared. It's showing not telling the characters fears
Now that you've learned all of this. Show me some examples from different scary stories
Title: The Raven By: Edgar Allen Poe
" Once upon a midnight dreary."
" Ah I remember it was in the bleak December."
" Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token."
Title: The Masque of the Red Death By: Edgar Allen Poe
" There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution."
Title: Monkey Paw's By: W.W Jacobs
" The matches fell from his hand and spilled in the passage. He stood motionless, his breath suspended until the knock was repeated."
Title: Tell-Tale Heart By: Edgar Allen Poe
" His room was as black as pitch with the thick darkness."
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