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  • Short Story By Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allen Poe from birth January 19, 1809 and death October 7, 1849 had made his mark on literary history. He was a genius who went through a very difficult life, which showed in his work. If his life had been perfect we wouldn't know him as being a great poet. He would just be another scholar. His parents were both actors. Being actors they weren't well off only playing small roles in third-rate shows. He was one of three children although his older brother had been left to live with another ...
  • Narrator's Description Of The Black Cat
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    In Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Black Cat", there are many examples of ironies to which we as readers may not be fully aware of. I have listed a few of these ironies that I thought were relevant in the story's plot and one, which I thought was the most significant. Ironies such as the narrator's upbringing as having the "docility and humanity of disposition" (102.13), and "having fondness for animals and the feeling of happiness when feeding and caressing them" (103.1-3), are only a few e...
  • Poe's Gothic Tale The Black Cat
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    "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe wrote that the single effect was the most important aspect of a short story, which everything must contribute to this effect. Poe's gothic tale The Black Cat was written trying to achieve an effect of shocking insanity. In this first person narrative the narrator tells of his decline from sanity to madness, all because of an obsession with two (or possibly one) black cats. These ebony creatures finally drive him to take the life his wife, whose ...
  • Obvious Use Of Irony In The Story
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    Shrout 1 Aspects and Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's " The Cask of Amontillado" and the "Black Cat" What makes literary works considered great, and furthermore what makes the greatness of the work withstand the test of time The answer to both of these questions is the same. Greatness of literary work that withstands the test of time is due to the fact that their meaning is still seen and identified with by people today, and still evokes interest in the reader, even though these works were written ...
  • Cat And His Wife
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    The Black Cat: A Comparison Between The Movie and The Book There are major differences between the film we saw in class and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe. The film had added effects to get the viewer's attention. The film also let out important parts that were in the short story. The short story gave the reader a better background for character analysis. Although the story was much more enticing because the reader knew the main character better. In the short story the man (abusive husband) is...
  • Corpse And The Cat
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    The author of this short story is Edgar Allan Poe. I'm not sure to where he lived, but I do know he lived in America. He wrote about this subject probably because of superstitions, and how they could make you go crazy. I don't think he conducted any research; it might have been an actual experience for. We " ll never know. This story was about him, his wife, and their pets. It mainly focused around the companionship of his black cat that he kills. I believe it reflected life in his time; there w...
  • Walled The Cat
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    The Black Cat The Black Cat, by Edgar Allen Poe, is a story about a man whose love for animals is overcome by an extreme hatred toward the creatures. What goes around comes around is a saying that would most effectively convey the message of this story because Poe implies that people will inevitably suffer the consequences of their actions. Through the careful construction of plot, the ongoing use of irony, and the rapid development of character, Poe captures the reader's undivided attention and...
  • Grandmother's Cat Startles Bailey
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    'A Good Man is Hard to Find'; In the short story, 'A Good Man is Hard to Find'; , the main character is the grandmother. Flannery O'Connor, the author, lets the reader find out who the grandmother is by her conversations and reactions to the other characters in the story. The grandmother is the most important character in the story because she has a main role in the stories principal action. This little old lady is the protagonist in this piece. We learn more about her from her direct conversati...
  • Kids And The Cat In The Hat
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    The Cat in The Hat I first read The Cat In The Hat, by Dr. Suess, when I was five. In this story, there Are four main characters, the cat in the hat, the little boy, the little girl, and the goldfish. The story is definitely written for children. In the story, the children's parents leave house and the children unattended on a rainy day and they are left with nothing to do. The little boy and girl meet a cat, who loves to have fun. The cat comes into the house against the will of the goldfish. T...
  • Main Character Trips Over The Black Cat
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    A Unique Brand of Violence: Critical Interpretations of Poe's "The Black Cat" Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale, "The Black Cat", is a disturbing story that delves into the contrasts between reality and fantasy, insanity and logic, and life and death. To decipher one distinct meaning presented in this story undermines the brilliance of Poe's writing. Multiple meanings can be derived from "The Black Cat", which lends itself perfectly to many approaches of critical interpretation. One of the staples ...
  • Recent Photograph Of Two Domestic Cats
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    How To Talk to Your Cat is a fabulous book. While it was meant for children, to explain their cat's behavior, I really learned a lot. The book is very attractive. The cover illustration is larger than life and somewhat childlike. It is bright yellow with a large cat smiling in the center. The cover would entice a child to open it up and take a look. The rest of the illustrations are similar. They are sketches of cats, showing the different meanings of the positioning of their whiskers, legs, ear...
  • Odinger's Cat
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    Readers that try to impose categories on fiction only create logical traps for themselves-this box for "hard science" stories, that box for "new wave" stories. Schr " odinger's Cat strips the lid off the box, and categorizes are caught inside it, or outside it. Beginning with the first long paragraph and the line" As things appear to be coming to some sort of climax" (Norton) it appears that the narrator is in some sort of limbo and uncertainty. Two possibilities come to mind as the paragraph un...
  • Six Dinner Sid
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    Six Dinner Sid is a picture story book written and illustrated by Inga Moore in 1991. This work was originally published in Great Britain by Simon and Schuster Young Books Inc. and brought to United States by Aladdin publisher located in New York. It's dimensions are 8 by 10 inches high and it is presented as a paperback. It's current price is $7.00 dollars which I consider to be relatively inexpensive for a picture book with such characteristics and beautiful realistic illustrations. This pictu...
  • 0 The Black Cat
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    A Critical Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat' Metaphors not only can be used as literal interpretation of events, but also have metaphorical meanings. A good example would be the black cat portrayed in Edgar Allan Poe!'s! ^0 The Black Cat! +/- and how the narrator implies throughout the story that the cat is of a demonic creature. The black cat in the short story not only has a literal meaning of a normal household cat but also from a metaphorical-side of meaning, as the narrator!'s p...
  • Romantic Period And Poe
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    The Romantic period has numerous characteristics that help to distinguish it from other literary periods. A large majority of the pieces found in this period have at least one of the distinctive elements. Edgar Allan Poe uses a few of these elements to put a time frame on his short story, "The Black Cat". Poe begins his short story by saying that "For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief". A big characteristic of Romanticism is a w...

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