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    Smile How difficult is Allan Poe's short stories.

    When an American high school student reads Poe's short stories, will he find it easy and feel comfortable on reading it. Or wiil he encounter some difficulties. Thanks.
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    Re: How difficult is Allan Poe's short stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by victor su View Post
    When an American high school student reads Poe's short stories, will he find it them easy and feel comfortable on reading it to read? Or will he encounter some difficulties?Thanks.
    I'm not American and I've read a couple of Poe's poems so I won't attempt to answer your question. However, please see the corrections I have made to your post. Remember to put a question mark at the end of a question.

    Your title should have read "How difficult are Poe's short stories?"

    Note that we refer to him either as "Edgar Allan Poe" or simply "Poe", but not "Allan Poe". Allan is just his middle name, not part of his surname.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How difficult is Allan Poe's short stories.

    It depends on the story. His horror stories, which can be quite dense, may be harder to follow, but his detective stories would probably present less of a problem. However, it's English from the 19th century, so there are differences of grammar, vocabulary and expression.

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    Re: How difficult is Allan Poe's short stories.

    Quote Originally Posted by victor su View Post
    When an American high school student reads Poe's short stories, will he find it easy and feel comfortable on reading it. Or wiil he encounter some difficulties. Thanks.
    I am British. I read them when I was 12 or 13 with no problem.

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    Re: How difficult is Allan Poe's short stories.

    Thanks for the corrections.

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    Re: How difficult is Allan Poe's short stories.

    Thanks for the corrections.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not American and I've read a couple of Poe's poems so I won't attempt to answer your question. However, please see the corrections I have made to your post. Remember to put a question mark at the end of a question.

    Your title should have read "How difficult are Poe's short stories?"

    Note that we refer to him either as "Edgar Allan Poe" or simply "Poe", but not "Allan Poe". Allan is just his middle name, not part of his surname.

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    Re: How difficult is Allan Poe's short stories.

    Your thanks are appreciated, victor su, but you don't need to send them in a separate post or quote our replies back to us.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on theLike button as your acknowledgement of our help.


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