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House of Usher Sales Brochure

You are a real estate agent who has been assigned the task of selling the House of Usher from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story. Your task is to write a “house for sale” brochure designed to sell the Usher’s home, using the ReadWriteThink Printing Press. You must use “real estate”-style writing and include the “buzz words” agents incorporate into their writing in order to sell houses. (You may need to pick up some flyers and/or check the “Real Estate” section of the newspaper for help with this. There is also an online Real Estate Glossary with definitions of terms.)

Included in the brochure must be a drawing of the house, a brief expository history of the house and/or its previous owners, the interior and exterior features of the home and its property, and a disclaimer that tells prospective buyers about problems with the house—both physical and supernatural. Set a price for the house that is realistic based on its features, both good and bad. Everything you write must tie into the story’s plot, character, setting, and themes.

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Real Estate Glossary http://houseandhome.msn.com/help/glossary.aspx

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