Literary Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps the most renowned writer of Gothic literature. To start, he used his personal ordeals to compose his anecdotes. Therefore, his countless tales have hidden meanings to them that apply to the life of Edgar Allan Poe. Furthermore, his stories tend to be ominous, inscrutable, and they consistently captivate people’s affections. Although many of his allegories contain these components, two of his stories that best express these elements are “The Tell-Tale Heart”, as well as “The Murders of the Rue Morgue”. These particular tales capture Poe’s eerie, Gothic, approach by being dark and suspenseful, appealing to emotions, and displaying his writing technique. First, Edgar Allan Poe’s stories typically incorporate suspense upon suspense. This, however, engrosses bookworms. For example, he wrote America’s first detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. He introduces the crime, the murder of Madame L’Espanye and her daughter, Mademoiselle Camille L’Espanye. He then proceeds to explain how he figured out the mystery of the killings. The detective then concludes that the crook is an orangutan. Also, in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe gives readers the basic information-that the raconteur is going to kill the old swain. “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever”(1). Yet he does not tell you how the old man will be exterminated. It is only until then that readers of Poe’s tale find out that he dies of
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