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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 Poes 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 Poes stories he uses imagery to develop the setting If the setting is established well you can understand the story better Some examples of when Poe used imagery to develop the setting in The Raven as well as The Cask of Amontillado Some imagery from The Cask were It was about dusk one evening during the supreme madness of carnival season he uses that excerpt to establish the time Later on the narrator says bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into vaults I passed down a long and winding staircase requesting him to be cautious as he followed We came at length to the foot of the descent and stood together upon the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montressors That excerpt develops the setting in the eerie catacombs of the Montressors the way Poe writes the reader can visualize the actual place There are many uses of imagery throughout The Cask of Amontillado but there was also many in The Raven Some of the uses of imagery to create setting in The Raven were Once upon a midnight dreary which establishes the time which this is taking place Deep into the darkness peering Develops the light factor of the story which makes it extra scary then methought the air grew denser Gives an eerie sense of the air Poe using imagery establishes a clear setting which
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