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Introduction The American romanticism is usually placed between the years of 1810 and 1865 During this period lots of changes took place in the US Andrew Jacksson who was president from 1829 to 1837 had great confidence in the ability of the common man to perform political duties and freedom was of the essence The phrase Manifest Destiny was in 1845 used by expansionists to declare an extension of the US territory as far west as the Pacific Ocean An increasing population that grew from seven to thirteen million between 1810 and 1860 However there was still old dust left from the political problems from the liberation and the civil war in 1861-65 that had left the Negro problems unsolved From this period we can find typical signs such as nature fantasy history and feelings Poe especially emphasised on the fictional and the imaginative aspectsAn analysis of some of the master pieces of Edgar Allan Poe has driven me through a mysterious world of twisted images fascinating themes and undefined darkness The concept and the aim with this essay is to explain these terms separately and show their efficacy and relevance in the tales of PoeThe Creative Image Poe is a master of creating mysterious images where his own fantasy is of greatest importance Some of these so called mental images can be connected to his own reality His drinking problem is perhaps the most obvious one and has put many deep marks into his tales These marks often appear as symbolic signification such as My decease grew upon mefor what disease is like Alcohol Poe 224 as he writes in The Black Cat These words are uttered by the narrator of the story when he becomes aware of the evil thoughts that seem to sneak upon his head Thoughts built upon liquor that climbed from soreness to despise towards the environment where the basis for his evil deeds This emotional riot caused by a
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