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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 Poe is the author of many different types of short stories and poems Contrary to what many believe Poes main purpose in many of his stories is not to frighten his reader but to humor this reader this is proven in such works as Diddling Loss of Breath A Tale Neither in nor Out of Blackwood and Never Bet the Devil Your Head A Tale With a Moral Diddling by Edgar Allan Poe is quite obviously a story about diddling Such a trivial subject provides a humorous read for his audience More importantly it reveals the humorous side that is only apparent in some of Poes works Diddling- or the abstract idea conveyed by the verb to diddle- is sufficiently well understood Yet the fact the deed the thing diddling is somewhat hard to define We may get however at a tolerably distinct conception of the matter at hand by defining- not the thing diddling in itself- but man as an animal that diddles Had Plato but hit upon this he would have been spared the affront of the picked chicken This quote from Diddling shows the humorous side of Poe His comparison to Platos work is one that could not be even attempted in a more serious work Brilliant works such as this prove that Poe should be more well known for his humor than he is Poe
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