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Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe uses his stories to instill a single emotion into the reader He uses many different aspects of the story to do this including setting characters and action For example in the poems The Raven and Annabel Lee he instills the emotions of despair and loneliness In the short stories The Cast of the Amontillado and The Fall of the House of Usher he instills the emotion of fear In all these stories he uses the aspects mentioned in different ways to instill these emotions In the poem The Raven Poe uses the setting of a dark and lonely house instill despair into the reader He uses the character of the raven to instill despair He does this through the fact that the raven is a dark and sorrowful bird usually associated with death The action is the most important aspect that Poe uses to instill hopeless despair into the reader When the raven first enters and speaks the word Nevermore it is not taken too seriously As the action progresses however the word Nevermore becomes a tool that instills fear into the character and in turn the reader Finally the poem leaves the reader feeling hopeless despair as the narrator says his soul shall be lifted-nevermore In the poem Annabel Lee Poe uses the setting of the sepulcher to instill loneliness in the reader The sepulcher is a place where death is the narrator is all alone since he is the only one living at that place which contributes to the effect of loneliness Poe uses the main character to instill loneliness since he had his true love taken from him The action contribute to instilling loneliness since the main character had his one true love taken from him by death Now he stays alone at the sepulcher with the dead as his only companions The setting contributes greatly to the effect of instilling fear in the reader in
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