Discuss the use of The Supernatural in a half-dozen stories and/or poems from among these, considering the extent to which such supernaturalism is balanced by or in tension with realism

In many of the short stories and poems we have read these past 5 weeks, the element of the Supernatural plays a significant role. Discuss the use of The Supernatural in a half-dozen stories and/or poems from among these, considering the extent to which such supernaturalism is balanced by or in tension with realism. (About 1000 words, 35 points)
Please note: you will have to clarify what you mean by the term “supernatural,” either citing a dictionary or some other source as part of your argument.