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  • Humorous Side Of Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe is the author of many well-known stories such as The Tell Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Black Cat. He has also composed many famous poems such as The Raven and Annabel Lee. These works are representative of what Poe is best known for, his horror filled stories. His use of the single effect catches the reader in a tale of terror in the first line of the story or poem, and continues to keep the reader in fear, suspense, and anticipation to the very last. However, Po...
  • Poe
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    Numerous writers have made great contributions to the broad-spectrum of literature. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic perspectives of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature tremendously is Edgar Allan Poe. Best known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. Poe immersed reader into a world of imagination and horrendous ecstasy. "Poe wa...
  • Purloined Letter By Edgar Allan Poe
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    A Critical Analysis of "The Purloined Letter " by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe's background influenced him to write the short story "The Purloined Letter". One important influence on the story is that Poe seem to feel inferior this class mates while in college, which may have been why he wrote Dupin to be seen as superior to his colleagues. While at the University of Virginia he owed others high amounts of money because of gambling, he would drink excessively to help hide his feelings of inad...
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), American poet, a master of the horror tale, credited with practically inventing the detective story. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents who were itinerant actors. His father David Poe Jr. died probably in 1810 and his mother Elizabeth Hopkins Poe in 1811. Edgar was taken into the home of a Richmond merchant John Allan and brought up partly in England (1815-20), where he attended Manor School at Stoke Newington. Never leg...
  • Next Four Years Poe
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    The Life of Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe, the greatest American teller of mystery and suspense tales in the 19th century was a tormented artist. He struggled to become the accomplished author he is known as today. Poe is now acclaimed as one of America's greatest writers, but in his own unhappy lifetime, he struggled to make ends meet. When he was 17, Poe entered the University of Virginia. Allan, his stepfather, gave Poe only a small allowance, and the young man soon began owing money. He ga...
  • Fortunato And The Following Sentence
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    The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allan Poe 1) How cohesive and organized is his writing? Edgar Allan Poe writes with a unique grotesque inventive style. Poe also includes a superb plot construction which hooks the reader at the very start because he sets up a situation which the fills the reader with anticipation to see what develops. In the first line of the story The Cask Of Amontillado (1846), he says, '... but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. ' The first three paragraphs develo...
  • Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Themes in Works by Edgar Allan Poe Horror stories seem to provoke a certain feeling inside all of us. They can make us scared, nervous, or even just amazed. If a horror story is told well, it can make just about any reader cringe. There are certain elements that must be in a horror story to really make it frightening. Some of these elements include the setting, the characters, a feeling of suspense, foreshadowing, and unexpected events. All of Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems seem to bring ab...
  • More Intense The Effect
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    In both of the articles, each author is trying to share his view, or theory on the short story. The view of Edgar Allen Poe is very pessimistic toward the novel and other forms of long fiction, while B.M. Ejxenbaum takes a more analytic approach. Poe writes, 'The novel certainly requires what is denominated a sustained effort - but this is a matter of perseverance, and has but a collateral relation to talent. ' ; Is the main difference between the authors of short stories and those of novels tha...
  • Of The Uses Of Imagery
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    Edgar Allen Poe was one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Perhaps he is best know for is ominous short stories. Two of these stories were "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Raven". In these short stories Poe uses imagery in many different forms to enhance the mood and setting of the story. In my essay I will approach three aspects of Poe's use of imagery. These three are when Poe uses it to develop the setting, to develop the mood, and to develop suspense. Through out all of Poe...
  • Poe's Story
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    Edgar Allan Poe - The Black Cat Most of Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems all contain similar topics. The work of Poe that we will be focusing on in this essay is 'The Black Cat'. This story portrays the distinctive Poe elements of death / murder, alcoholism, entombment, death of a loved one and hints of madness in the first person narration. In the following paragraphs these factors will be described using quotes and phrases from the tale. The prevalence of alcoholism is evident in the story ...
  • Edgar Allan Poe Since His Life
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    Whitman, Dickinson, Crane, Frost, Cummings, and Longfellow. All examples of prominent and reputable men and women of the past who had one thing in common: a love for poetry. They wrote on the dignity of man, nature, war, politics, theology and of nursery rhymes. Yet there was one poet who was prominent but not reputable or well liked. He was known as Edgar Allan Poe. Due to his drinking, reviewers have made him sound like the town drunk who staggers around writing stories of death and horror. "W...
  • Wife In The Poe Story
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    Chopin vs. Poe: A Wifes Death It is common for two short stories to have a similar portion of their plots. How the author presents that particular component of the story will vary each and every time. This will result in a different effect on the reader for every story. The Kate Chopin story immediately starts with some very obvious foreshadowing of what is to come. The first line of the story says Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her...
  • Poe Stories On A Conan Doyle
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    How has Edgar Allan Poe's writing influenced detective stories? There have been many influential writers in the past but the one that stands out the most is Edgar Allan Poe. He has written many different pieces of literature ranging from love to murder. But in his murder stories there are many similar factors that emerge. It seems that for all of his murder and mystery type stories the killer always seems to find a way to give himself up. In a lot of his pieces, the police seem to perform very p...
  • Characters From Poe's Stories
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    Poe's writing does more than entertain the reader. It can be an insight into the dark and somber world of Edgar Allen Poe. One does not understand the meaning of Poe if it is read at the superficial level. He must read into Poe, and understand the hardships of his life and how he maintained them that way. He knew that death was an inevitable part of life, it is the price of life, but he tried to fight it as if it was an unnatural part of life. This theme of hardships and death is carried through...
  • Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe
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    In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allen Poe, the author uses many different stylistic elements to convey a certain and eerie sense of tone and theme. "The Cask of Amontillado", written in 1846, is considered a horror fiction that is based on the mental thoughts and feelings of the author, Poe. The story, based on one man's obsession with revenge and how he plans on doing it. The main character and narrator, Montresor, a wealthy nobleman or seems to get picked on tremendously...

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