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"The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Raven" are two of Poe’s stories where atmosphere is an influential literary element. Conclusively, one of Edgar Allan Poe's considerable masterpieces was the ability to create awry characters. Besides the unreliable narrators in many of Poe’s stories, Poe had an inclination for adding psychological or physical conditions and disorders to many of his stories. A mental disorder in characters is so typical in Poe’s work that readers familiar with enough of his stories tend to question the sanity of the characters automatically.
(Hutchisson) (Magistrale) One of Edgar Allan Poe’s most infamous poems is The Raven. Poe is known for his Gothic style writing and this is reflected in the poem. The poem which is published in the year 1845, is one that launches Poe into celebrity status (Bloom). The tone throughout the poem is melancholy and captivates readers with well written ... ... middle of paper ... ...le, 1992. Print.
The Ghastly Writings of Poe Edgar Allen Poe makes tales of imagination and fantasies the irrefutable realms of fear. His tales and poems “have influenced the literary schools of symbolism…as well as the popular genres of detective and horror fiction (Stern xxxviii). However, as many of Poe’s tales and poems conjure terror and trepidation, they also penetrate the imagination with fantasy. Poe repeatedly attempts and succeeds at making his readers endure analogous feelings as those characters in his works. The most common realms Poe writes about are dreams, fantasies, the subconscious, and glimpses of the afterlife.
Before going into a detailed analysis of Poe’s literary techniques, it is important to understand that bi... ... middle of paper ... ... old man’s heart, eventually leading the narrator to a break down and insanity (Hemsworth). This story was diverse and a bit controversial at the time it was written, but yet again, Poe finds just the right words to create this feeling of tension and suspense within each reader. Edgar Allan Poe stands today as an inspiration to any American writer. Although Edgar Allan Poe had a depressing life, there are so many things that any fervent writer can learn from. His techniques are something to admire and learn from, and his skillful use of literary devices such as irony in The Cask of Amontillado, repetition in “The Raven”, and creation of suspense in The Tell-Tale Heart are all things that have helped develop the American writer into the figure that it is today.
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Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allan Poe has been known for writing stories of mystery and horror. He has composed poems dealing with the occult. He favors those themes and ideas that people shy away from, death, pain, suffering, torture, terror, and fear. His gothic stories burn fright into the hearts of the reader or leave them with a sense of remorse for Poe's poor and unfortunate characters. Not many people have ever thought about how Poe goes about conveying these feelings to his readers and why it is so effective.
With fascinating rhyme scheme and an enthralling setting, Edgar Allen Poe draws readers into his dreadfully frightening poems. His poems are best known for being extremely grim and macabre, but with a hint of Romanticism in them. “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” depict Romanticism being described by feelings and imagination. These poems reflect the reality that the author is dealing with different views in the way lovers grieving and the way of dealing with death. He is also able to make two poems that seem very similar completely different.
Edgar Allan Poe. Boston: Twayne, 1977: 12-53. ?Edgar Allan Poe, The Dark Genius of the Short Story.? OnlineAvailableHttp://www.cais.com/webweave/poe/poebio.htm. Partridge, Toby.
Due to these comparisons, it is quite certain that Hawthorne found inspiration in writing The Scarlet Letter after reading “The Tell Tale-Heart”. Edger Allan Poe is one of the most famous and controversial authors of many short stories and novels. He is generally known for his Gothic Genre that mainly deals with the darker elements of the human condition as well as the supernatural, including a feel of horror, supernatural, and darkness. Furthermore, elements like the setting should seem gloomy: rain, storms, etc. The tone and the felling of the story should be mysterious that will lead to suspense and fear.