Two people who are said to have started the gothic writing movement are Ann Radcliffe and Horace Walpole. They started this style with their stories: “The Mysteries of Udolpho” and “The Castle of Otranto” (Book Rags). The gothic movement also came about because it was related to the art and architecture during the Renaissance era. Edgar Allan Poe three main elements romance, horror, and supernatural events are used in his short stories and poems. A few of his most famous short stories are “The Raven”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell-tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, “Eleonora”, and “Annabelle Lee” (Book Rags).
Some people like horror stories and others like romances. Edgar Allan Poe is a widely accepted poet and author. He is known for his sullen horror stories and all of the tragedies in his life. Two of his most known stories are “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” At first, the stories seem like they have nothing in common. After analyzing the stories, they actually have quite a bit in common.
Have you ever met someone so creepy, yet so fascinating, that you just wanted to get to know him more? Edgar Allan Poe wrote many stories and poems that usually ended sadly. He drank excessively, was known as a dark man, and tended to write stories of horror. Poe is one of the greatest authors in all of history because of his love for gothic themes, his passion for romance, his influence on detective stories, and his interesting characteristics. To begin with, Poe was a great author of his time period because of his passion for romance.
He was one of the first writers whom developed the genre of detective, fiction, and horror. He is known as the “Architect” of the modern short story. Poe was one of the first critics to focus on style in literary work. Steven King, Clive Barker, and others followed Poe’s footsteps. The genre of horror is bigger than ever today and Edgar Allan Poe was the forefront of this style of writing.
Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction using words to express emotions of fear and mystery. From allegorical and moral messages, Nathaniel Hawthorne taught themes of human sins and isolation through his novels. H.P. Lovecraft brought the concept of supernatural creatures and fictional ideas, changing the history of horror stories. From these authors, they greatly impacted and influenced not only the history of writing but many authors of our generations.
A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.” (Literary Style of Edgar Allan Poe). Poe is an important author to American Literature. He is credited for inventing the detective genre and using short story. His gothic and scary style is interesting and creates a suspenseful and spooky mood. Poe was part of the literary movement of Romanticism.
As a romanticism writer, he worked in many fields. His major was horror and mystery. In our text book, there is short phrase that introduces Poe; “most brilliant, but erratic”. We can be inferred that Poe gave strong impression to readers. He created short story in American Literature.
Additionally, it is the combination of the old and the new text within a narrative. This may be the reason why Poe’s short story includes alterations and Hawthorne’s novel includes an important note at the center of his novel. Kopley helps by reinforcing this idea: “The Providence Tradition, two symmetrical halves of a literary work, suggesting the Old Testament and the New Testament” (Kopley). Edgar Allen Poe became one of the most influential authors in regards to Gothic Literature. His short stories leave readers with a sense of uneasiness due to his vivid descriptions of horrifying, supernatural, and psychological stories.
Jorge Luis Borges’ thought provoking and fantastical literature stems from his philosophical mind. His stories, especially “Death and the Compass”, focus on labyrinths and identity. Borges fascinates his audience with his analysis of reality. He combines fact and fiction to create the perfect genre of mystery. His characters’ conquest for the unknown defines his use of detective fiction.
Edgar Allan Poe is forever identified with his eerie poem “The Raven” with his many gothic horror stories, and as the father of the detective story (Werlock1). Poe’s stories are known in America and Europe. Most of Poe’s stories are Gothic, which he describes them as “arabesque” a term that he felt best described as flowery (Wilson52). Poe proclaimed his writing a reaction to typical literature of the day, which he called “the heresy of the Didactic” for its tendency to preach (Wilson52). Some of Poe’s stories are also comedies.