Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for these short stories. All sentences are from the stories. In tales set in Asia, Africa, and Great Britain, Conrad excels at poetic devices including alliteration ("sleep on the soft sand in the shade"), assonance ("breeder of sheep and deals"), consonance ("green satin ribbon"), repetition ("had been in trouble, or was in trouble, or expected to be in trouble") and rhyme ("a bright light traveling in the night"). Allusions mix superstition with religion and Greek mythology (magicians, witchcraft, Allah, Lord's Prayer, Erebus and Nemesis).
Conrad Short Stories: The Lagoon, Youth, Amy Foster, The Secret Sharer, An Outpost of Progress.