Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for these short stories. All sentences are from the stories. Crane's skill as a poet shines in these tales of the Old West, American Civil War, and 19th century New York City. Poetic devices include assonance ("vast flats of green grass"), consonance ("struck him in the back of the neck"), alliteration ("he bent to bail out the boat"), rhyme ("free sea" "seen the sheen") and repetition ("There was no offer of fight" "no offer of fight").
Crane Short Stories: The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, The Open Boat, The Veteran, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, The Blue Hotel.