He is also able to make two poems that seem very similar completely different. These are all factors in both poems that make these two poems with a similar theme accomplish parallel purposes in emphasizing the theme of the unreliable narrator in Poe’s works. The unnamed narrators in both Annabel Lee and The Raven, though remarkably similar, have very subtle differences in several ways. There seems to be a sense of sadness and suspense that haunts the narrator in The Raven. The sense of melancholy and apprehension permeates the poem several times.
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“A Rose for Emily” and “The Cask of Amontillado” are very different stories set in very different worlds, and the tone of the narration in each is equally different. Nonetheless, the stories both offer strong symbolism, and they each rely on how the short story amplifies the Gothic, or dark, by virtue of brief presentation. Poe's “The Cask of Amontillado” and Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily” both employ a narrator, if not of a similar kind. Each has a specific purpose and a unique story to tell, and the stories are uniformly dark, if not tragic. However, what greatly separates the narrators' voices is tone.
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