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The Secrets in Poe’s Paragraphs

The Secrets in Poe’s Paragraphs by bigpulp

In the latest in a series on how to study fiction, Big Pulp fave DeAnna Knippling offers a master class on paragraphs – how long they should be and what a good paragraph should entail. That sounds like Fiction 101, but Knippling shows there’s more to the content of a paragraph than meets the eye. Using a monumental 1.5 page paragraph from Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, Knippling shows how longer paragraphs can misdirect the reader’s attention, adding a powerful weapon to the writer’s arsenal for creating surprise.

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