26 pages 52 minutes read

Edgar Allan Poe


Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1849

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Essay Topics


“Hop-Frog” uses a third-person limited narrator to tell the story. How would the story be told differently through an omniscient narrator? What questions would be answered for the reader? What ambiguities would remain?


Why do you think Poe chose Bal des Ardents, or Ball of Burning Men, as inspiration for this revenge tale?


Based on how the narrator describes Hop-Frog and Trippetta, what is life like where they’re from? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.