("Comparison of the Live and Work of E. A. Poe and Stephen King"). Poe is said to use much more figurative and flowery writing in his short stories. He uses a lot of figurative language when describing the setting of his writings. He also uses extensive detail to describe the thoughts and images he is seeing. An example of this was describing in great detail the gruesomeness of his character in the story, Tell-Tale Heart.
Edgar Allan Poe is an influential writer who is well known mainly for his dark and mysterious obscure short stories and poems. Throughout this essay I will analysing how poe uses a series of literary terms such as diction and anaphora in order to convey a bleak, eerie mood and tone. Poe uses these terms in order to contribute to his writing in a positive way, creating vivid images and a cheerless mood. In Poe’s poem, “The Raven”, he uses words such as lonely, stillness, ominous and fiery to add to the building up apprehension within the poem. In addition, he also uses repetition to create fluent yet unruffled, tragic feel for the reader.
The two authors had different styles of writing that they advanced. Edgar Allen Poe took horror and suspense stories, and made it his own, while Rey Bradbury wrote science fiction stories telling what could happen in the future. Both great writers had their own terrific styles of writing. Edgar Allen Poe wrote many stories about horror and suspense. This author’s setting and main character is interesting in “The Tell Tale Heart”.
There is always something that bothers us in life, whether it’s others or even our own conscious. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator has a difficult time following through with his cruel acts because a part of him knows it’s truly wrong. Throughout the story, his crimes bring more tension between him and the old man. Suspense is created with his every move, leaving readers hanging on the edge of their seats. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe builds suspense by using symbolism, inner thinking, and revealing information to the reader that a character doesn’t know about.
Edgar Allan Poe was a very well known author for his use of literary and sound devices which creates a type of mood to “The Raven”. In The Raven Poe states “While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” (Poe, “The Raven” 12 ). This is a great quote from “The Raven” that exhibit’s Poe’s word choice to create a clear mood to his readers. Edgar Allen Poe was well known for his descriptive words that he used in his stories to give a clear image to his readers. Although many of his stories were very gothic, many people believed that it had something to do with his childhood and him growing up.
When Elie’s father was getting beat up, it really sets the mood for the readers and really helps having the readers immerse with the story better. As it helps the reader immerse with the story better, the reader connects with Elie’s father. When he gets beat up, we feel empathy for Elie’s father and we feel anything but positive emotions since we’re engaged with the father of Elie. The last piece of evidence is one other evidence that is from the text that is in pg. 64, when 3 people that were related in a sabotage were hanged in front of a whole crowd of inmates.
Tim Burton vs. Edgar Allan Poe: Twisted Humor and Twisted Somber Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe are arguably two of the greatest American-born writers known for their dark, gothic, and horror-esque oevre. Along with their nearly identical style of writing come some significant differences. Both include an eery tone in their writing, however, Burton's work generally has a more quirky approach as to Poe's ominous manner. It's easy to identify a film directed by Tim Burton: black and white pinstripes, grotesque characters, and a Halloween themed setting. In addition to these details, Burton tends to reflect the story line on society.
Edgar Allan Poe was a gothic literary writer who lived in the early 1800’s. Edgar was praised for writing unique and original stories and poems on disturbing topics like suffering and death. Examples of these stories and poems include “Eleonora” and “The Raven” which are both about a man lamenting over the loss of his wife. These two tales are very similar but show a rare insight into the mind of Poe and how much his life affected his melancholy writing. One key concept of both of the stories are the similarities of the characters.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author; he mainly focused in genres such as short stories and poems. Poe didn’t have much of an academic background in literature but, he excelled in it. Some people believe that his success was mostly due to the fact that his life was very sad, filled by a series on misfortunate events, such as being an orphan, suffering from poverty and being constantly surrounded by death. In his works, Poe portrays narratives that are characterized by their mystery and macabre. The topic of death was ever present in his work, constantly describe with dark moods and somewhat terrifying settings.
Edgar Allan Poe is most famous for the gothic themes he presents in his writings, this was no exception for Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”. Several important ideas are brought up about the story’s central theme of revenge. These ideas can be broken down into 3 parts: the incentive, the extent, and the reaction of the person partaking in revenge. It is essential to consider these ideas while reading Poe’s story, in order to comprehend his views on revenge. It also provides the reader the ability to question their own views on revenge as well as compare it with Poe’s.