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The Theme of Death in The Black Cat, a Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe
English- Poe Thinkpiece Throughout Edgar Allan Poe’s life he suffered through the deaths of many of his loved ones. It is very clear to see that it affected his short stories and poems greatly. Early on in his life, Poe’s mother died of tuberculosis. Shortly thereafter his foster mother as well as his brother also died...
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A Short Review of Sonnet-To-Science, a Poem by Edgar Allan Poe
"Sonnet--To Science, " by Edgar Allen Poe, acts almost like a
challenge to science and the values it upholds. The author challenges the
reader to look beyond the surface level of reality and see the world for
the wonderful place it is. While science would have one restricted by what
is real, the world of fiction and poetr...
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The Pain of Grieving in Annabel Lee, a Poem by Edgar Allan Poe
          Everyone copes with the death of a loved one in different ways. Some celebrate, some send their belongings with them through fire, and some grieve. Grievance for a loved one can be so strong at times, that even life can seem like it is taunting them. Their sadness becomes so overwhelming that a desire to find an e...
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Feminism in The Fall of the House of Usher, a Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe
Feminism and The Fall of the House of Usher Commonly known as the father of the modern American short story, Edgar Allan Poe was a member of the Romantic movement of the early 19th century. Poe's gothic, macabre fiction reached a peak in one of his most celebrated stories, The Fall of the House of Usher. In this story,...
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The Motives of the Protagonist in The Black Cat, a Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” is told from the protagonist’s point of view, and it provides an account detailing how he transitioned from a loving and kind man to a one filled with rage, which ultimately drives him to murder his wife. In order to understand the protagonist’s motives behind his onset of rage and eventual...
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Elements of Romanticism in Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado
Many famous works by Edgar Allen Poe contain elements of Romanticism. These elements can be anything from nature to the supernatural. Virtually any story from the Romantic period will have a few of these romantic elements. Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado showcases many Romantic and psychological elements such as e...
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The Gothic Perspective in The Imp of the Perverse and The Importance of the Single Effect of a Prose Tale by Edgar Allan Poe
Perversity in Human Imagination Edgar Allan Poe is most well-known for his Gothic short stories and poetry. Two of his works that really illustrate the Gothic perspective in literature are “The Imp of the Perverse” and “The Importance of the Single Effect of a Prose Tale”. In these works, Poe explains the perversity of hum...
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The Gradual Unfolding of Madness in The Tell-Tale Heart, a Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe
In ‘Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-tale Heart’, Poe seeks to show the slow unravelling of madness, as he describes an unnamed figure descend into a complete physiological breakdown. The lack of description for the narrator himself, and the ambiguous ending ensures that the true meaning of his short story is impossible to quant...
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An Analysis of Inspirations given by Edgar Allan Poe in The Tell-Tale Heart
What’s Pulled from the Floorboards: Analysis of the Inspirations Given for and By Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ As mysterious as Edgar Allan Poe may seem, one thing is for certain; he was not the first person in the world, nor was he the last. This, of course, is obvious, but means something great in terms of...
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The Significance of the Motif of Denial in The Masque of the Red Death, a Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe
Denial in “The Masque of the Red Death” The motif of denial in “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe is important because it helps the reader understand how the prince and his guests can party while the rest of the world is dying. Their denial also makes their realization that they can’t escape the Red Death muc...
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