Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Philosophy Of Composition'

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Edgar Allan Poe 's, “The Philosophy of Composition” is one of his most interesting works. By establishing tone and unity in his works, he has made transcribable novels and poems in which other authors try to imitate. Philosophy of Composition in the eyes of analysts and Poe was written just to imply that he did everything in “The Raven” correctly and to demonstrate the choices he made. It is very important that the readers understand why he made the choices he made. Poe even elaborates that he could have used a parrot instead of a raven. He goes on to illustrate in “The Philosophy of Composition”, on how poems should be written. There are key aspects that Poe uses in which he believes all authors should use. Poes engenius work has been transcribed…show more content…
The story takes place in Salem, which happens to be the same place as the Salem witch trials. Brown, a very religious man enters a gloomy forest at night to find a mysterious man who tells Goodman that he knew his father and grandfather. He later walks into a ceremony of the villagers worshiping the devil. The people of the village then bring forth the new induction to their devil worshiping group who happens to be Faith, Goodman 's wife. After Brown, loses not only his wife but, his entire village to the devil he loses his faith in religion. Ironically the name of his wife is also Fatih. After these events occur Brown is never the same again as these events shadow his life. He lost everything including faith and he ends up dying alone and miserable. Poe 's, “The Raven” has a similar aspect as it is about the narrator losing his wife, Lenore and being visited by a dark figure, the raven who asks many questions too but, only gets on response, “nevermore”. An unnamed narrator is moaning over the loss of his wife and then hears someone knock on the door. Surprisingly, no one is at the door but, a raven happens to fly in from the window. The bird 's vocabulary is only one word, “nevermore”. The narrator asks questions which happened to be personal to the raven and all the raven says is “nevermore”. In “The Raven”, Poe, also implements the idea of good and evil. In “Young Goodman Brown” the…show more content…
Poe 's, “The Fall of the House of Usher” demonstrates a lot of Poe 's ideologies. He includes aspects of buried alive in his story. Roderick thinks his house is sentient but, it is not. The moss infection is what Roderick Usher is speaking about. An ill Roderick buries his twin sister, Madeline alive and ends up dying of fear when she comes out of the grave. The narrator in the story is also very strange as he thinks Roderick is paranoid because he hears noises but, that noise is coming from the alive Madeline in the grave. Poe and Hawthorne have also implemented dual readings in their works, “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “Young Goodman Brown”. The dual reading in Poe 's, “The Fall of the House of Usher” is the literal fall of the family tree due to incest and the actual fall of the house due to the moss at the end of the story. Hawthorne 's, “Young Goodman Brown” demonstrates a dual reading also. We see the dual reading in the allegory of faith. He literally and in an allegorical way loses faith. He loses his wife, whose name is Faith and loses faith in God and his community. The dual reading aspect comes also from the literal sense as in all this really could have happened. This is another similarity in the works of Poe and
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