The deep, dark, and gloomy tone in this piece can be attributed to the fact that Poe often chose to write in the gothic style of literature. He actively and wholeheartedly embraced all of the aspects pertaining to gothic literature. His familiarity with the distraught emotions involved in this style allowed him to capti...
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