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allowing the author's point to be made more easily. American fiction was based on fantasy works of writers like Edgar Allan Poe. Although Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Frederick Douglass, all used gothic devices in their work, the question arises whether Poe's gothic techniques represented his fantasy, or did they represent his reality like they do with Stowe and Douglass. Poe's use of gothic device leads the readers into a downward fall of an insane world representing fantasy. Stowe and
The nineteenth century audience of Edgar Alan Poe might have found his tall tales believable and scientific. This is because the science of the time was becoming increasingly popularised and accessible en-masse however the rigid style of science made it easy for false information to be distributed. By exploiting this flaw, Poe created believable scientific prose for the common audience and introduced a level of satire for the intellectual reader. By analysing his narrators, form and attention to detail
various theories of literature in connection with the problem of how literary works are formed and existed. Besides, the literary genre often divides into the country, era, writer and so on. Author Carolyn Miller says, "What we learn when we learn a genre is not just a pattern of forms or even a method of achieving our own ends. . . . [A]s a recurrent, significant action, a genre embodies an aspect of cultural rationality"
and Madness – Comparing the Demons of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne As contemporaries of each other, Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne endeavored to write about man’s dark side, the supernatural influence, and moral truths. Each writer saw man as the center-point in his stories; Poe sees man’s internal struggle as madness, while Hawthorne sees man as having a “secret sin.” Each had their reasons for writing in the Gothic format. Poe was not a religious man; he was well educated
Professor’s comment: This student perceptively examines the role of the city as a setting and frame for detective fiction. Focusing on two early examples, Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue” and Hoffmann’s “Mademoiselle de Scudery,” both set in Paris, his sophisticated essay illuminates the “cityness” or framed constraint that renders the city a backdrop conducive to murder—such as the city’s crowded, constricted nature, promoting vertical rather than outward movement and increasing hostility and the
Irving. As one of the most famous Romantic writers of the early 19th century, Washington Irving joins Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne in the ranks of popular Romantic writers. Irving’s work contributed to the body of literature that becomes classified as American folklore. One of his most well-known narratives goes by the name of “Rip Van Winkle.” In “Rip Van Winkle,” Washington Irving displays his Romantic tendency by letting the following characteristics emerge in the pages of the story: the