An Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's Psychological Thriller Essay

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An Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's Psychological Thriller Outline I. Prelude II. Brief introduction to Adgar Allan Poe 1. 1. Allan Poe's Life 2. 2. Allan Poe's Works and Literary Achievement III. Adgar Allan Poe -- A Post-Gothic Writer 1. 1. Gothic Introduction 2. 2. Analysis of Two Horror 1) 1) The Fall of the House of Usher a) a) Setting b) b) Characters c) c) Point of View 2) 2) The Masque of the Red Death a) a) Setting b) b) Characters c) c) Point of View IV. The Symbolism in Allan Poe's Works 1. Symbolism Introduction 2. Analysis of two horrors 1) 1) The Fall of the House of Usher a) a) Style and Interpretation b) b) Theme 2)…show more content…
In 1836 Poe married his thirteen-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemms. Much of his early work went unnoticed and it took until 1840 before Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque was published in two volumes. This included the famous story The Fall of the House of Usher. Plans for starting his own magazine did not lead too much and he continued to work as a magazine editor for various publications. His Tales and The Raven and Other Poems, published in 1845, did bring him some recognition but unfortunately it was not enough to sustain his family financially. Mrs. Clemms and Poe's wife Virginia nearly starved to death one winter. After his wife's death in 1847 Poe became increasingly unstable and his dependence on tempted suicide in 1848 and tragically died in 1849, five days after being found in a delirious and semi-conscious condition in Baltimore. 2. Allan Poe's Works and Literary Achievement Edgar Allan Poe was mostly known for his poems and short tales and his literary criticism. His literary achievement was mostly on his short tales. The first short story collection, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, contains 25 short tales includes Ms. Found in a Bottle, Berenice, Ligeia, Morella, The Fall of the House of Usher, William Wilson, etc. Later two short tales collection, The Murders In The Rue Morgue, Tales, contains The Masque of the Red Death, The Pit

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