The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

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Known for his dark and atmospheric stories, he has influenced multiple writers of many genres and has had many famous of work that continues to be studied even today and will continue to be studied in the future. What makes Poe such an interesting writer and a write that continues to be studied even now? One of the things that are commonly seen in his pieces of work is the use of symbolism. His use of symbolism truly enhances his pieces of work and it is what makes his work relevant to be studied in modern times. The symbolism in his stories are a great discussion because when he leaves a lot of these questions unanswered in his story, it equates to a multiple amount of theories about why things are happening in the story and why Poe wanted to put it in the story. Symbolism can really give stories a deeper meaning and with his stories “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, and “The Masque of the Red Death” this holds true. Poe touches on many similar subjects involving death, murder, and haunting atmospheres.
Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” is one his more well-known stories. The story starts off with an unnamed narrator discussing how he is sane but has a problem like a disease. He starts of going into how he plans on killing this old man and continues to justify his plan killing of this old man to the reader and goes on to talk about not having anything against this…
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