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Edgar Allan Poe's Writing Style Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe is a wonderful writer. He is most widely known for his hair-raising stories. His writing style is unique in that he uses subtle details to add suspense to his stories. He also uses dark details to help his audience figure out lingering questions they might have upon finishing his stories. One perfect example of his famous style of writing is, “The Cask of Amontillado”. Throughout the story there are four important details that help the reader realize that the murder of Fortunato was not perfect revenge. The first important detail the reader stumbles upon is in regard to his audience and how he addresses them. Montresor manifests a regretful tone in his writing. He displays a slight amount of enmity, but he also acknowledges that revenge is not something others would see in his character. He states, The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne… I vowed revenge. You, who so will know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, I gave utterance to a threat…It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that edgar allan poe's writing style is unique in that he uses subtle details to add suspense to his stories.
  • Analyzes how montresor manifests a regretful tone in his writing and acknowledges that revenge is not something others would see in him.
  • Narrates how they vowed revenge for fortunato's immolation, but neither by word nor deed had they given him cause to doubt their good will.
  • Analyzes how montresor tries to make it look like he had compassion for his friend and didn't want him to die.
  • Analyzes how montresor feels remorse when he has time to reflect on his dead friend, fortunato.
  • Analyzes how montresor feels contrition for what he has done. he gives respect to his dead friend with the last words of the story. most murderers don't have any respect for their victims.
  • Analyzes how montresor tries to stop fortunato's murder, even after killing his friend, but feels regret for what he has done.
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