Edgar Allan Poe And The Cask Of Amontillado

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What makes Edgar Allan Poe work unique? Other than being a strange individual, Poe has become a remarkable literature writer. The Raven, Annabel Lee, and The Cask of Amontillado are just a few of Poe’s work that staples the theme of gothic literature. This essay will allow you to see the gothic elements Edgar Allan Poe uses through his most common poems.
Gothic literature has many elements which play into its definition. The actual definition is a style of writing that is characterized by elements of fear, horror, death, and gloom. (19th Century) There are three main types of gothic literature. These are Victorian, 20th Century, and American literature. Based on Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems, he fits into the American type of gothic literature. Each kind of gothic literature has different elements which allow it to be considered gothic. Some examples of these are focusing on ruin, mystery, ghost, supernatural things, decay, death, and terror. (19th Century) Majority of Edgars’ poems investigates the loss of ideal beauty and the difficulty in regaining it. (Edgar Allan) Poe believes in the use of gothic literature because it is the key to creating a scary, dark atmosphere which forms a backdrop to the action of setting and time. (Prove that) when a writer uses gothic literature, they must not end with satisfactory, yet it should be composed with an emotional impact on the readers mind. (Poe’s Literary) They need to peer into the darkness and supernatural to offer a change
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