In this segment, students learn about the rise of mass media and the popularity of the short story. Poe wrote more than seventy short stories and created his own set of rules for the genre. He is also credited as one of the first literary critics of American literature and the creator of detective fiction. Part of the "Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive" series. Please Note: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.