by Ambrose Bierce
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A Horseman in the Sky
- Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – c. 1914) was an American journalist, satirist, and short story writer. In this short story set during the American Civil War, a young Virginian man joins the Union Army and falls asleep on one of his watches. When he awakes, he faces a difficult duty.Pair “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” with “A Horseman in the Sky” and ask students to compare these two works by the same author. Do they share any similar themes or other literary devices?