Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe´s Literature

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Edgar Allan Poe has a unique writing style that uses several different elements of literary structure. He uses intrigue vocabulary, repetition, and imagery to better capture the reader’s attention and place them in the story. Edgar Allan Poe’s style is dark, and his is mysterious style of writing appeals to emotion and drama. What might be Poe’s greatest fictitious stories are gothic tend to have the same recurring theme of either death, lost love, or both. His choice of word draws the reader in to engage them to understand the author’s message more clearly. Authors who have a vague short lexicon tend to not engage the reader as much.
One example of his authorization is how he begins the “Fall of the House of Usher,” for example, with a description of the house, which is adorned with “phantasmagoric armorial trophies” (Long). The word “phantasmagoric,” which is not commonly-used, makes the audience pause to contemplate the contextual implications of such a term. Edgar Allen Poe has a very effective way of using vocabulary as a literary device to add meaningfulness to his works.
In addition to vocabulary, Poe’s use of repetition ensures that his audience will appreciate the deeper meaning of his writing and understand which concepts are important in his stories. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the narrator, after stating that he is not insane, goes on to describe “how stealthily, stealthily” (Long) he proceeds when going into of the elderly man and blighting the room with the lantern. The repetition of “stealthily” demonstrates just how sneaky and narrator is, suggesting that he is crazy.
Edgar Allan Poe is notorious for his use of imagery. As he begins his account of his reunion with Roderick Usher in “The Fall of the House of Ushe...

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...! louder! louder! Louder!” (Poe) is an example of the beating heart.
One of the other literary devices that Poe focuses on is personification. Personification is used to give a life like description of an object. Personification is one of the literary devices that bring his writings to life. For instance, “…weighty rod of brass, and the whole hissed as it swung through the air.” (The Pit and the Pendulum) is a great example. Anadiplosis, bomphiologia, chronographia and enargia greatly influence Poe’s writing style. Poe uses these and many other types of literary devices to bring his writing to life. Using the imagination he was able to create theses works of true art. Poe made his stories so eloquent that you had to use your mind to read them, which made them popular in America. Even today, scholars still read his work and try to understand the mind of Poe. (Poe)

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