Poe believes that stories that dealt with gothic literature needed to have allegories in them to have a second level of meaning in addition to it’s literal meaning. Theses types of elements were popular in this time period because they taught moral lessons and contributed to the dark feeling a person undergoes when finding the true meaning of not only the story, but are able to personally understand the true feeling the author is trying to make individuals feel. In “The Tale and Its Effect”, Poe stated that he used and supported unity of effect to go about discussing the themes he embedded within his stories in order to make the reader to feel a certain way. He believes that they need to be short and sweet so that the author can get all the details to the reader. Poe exclaims that short stories are superior to novels because one is able to sit down and finish it in one-sitting rather than breaking the experience, with the possibility of forgetting important elements.
Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Edgar Allan Poe’s use of literary devices to show the how fear of the characters in his stories are both helpful and harmful to them. Poe shows how the fears and obsessions of the narrators in his tales either lead to their inevitable death, or their miraculous survival. Edgar Allan Poe uses many literary devices in his texts, such as symbols, ironies, and figurative language, to show the strange and distorted ways of the characters, and the repercussion of their fears and obsessions. In Poe’s stories, a literary device he uses frequently throughout his stories, are symbols. For example, in the text “The The-Tale Heart”, Poe’s use of the old man’s eye symbolized the obsessions and fears of the narrator like, “Whenever it fell upon me, my blood
She also puts hyphens after words as if there is more to the sentence that isn't included in the poem. By doing this she creates uncertainty and keeps the reader engaged with confusion. Her unorthodox grammar habits also leave room for interpretation, instead of spoon feeding the story she provides an outline and leaves the rest up to imagination so that the we can fill in whatever darkness haunts our own life. Frost uses different methods to leave the reader confused. The title of his poem is “Acquainted with the night” and typically the word acquainted doesn’t instill fear.
Roald Dahl effectively creates a short story by using foreshadowing because it adds tension to a story and builds anticipation for future events. An example of foreshadowing in the story is when the landlady tells Billy to sign the guestbook and then says, “‘Everyone has to do that, it’s the law of the land, and we don’t want to go breaking any laws at this stage of the proceedings, do we?’” (Dahl 3). The stress on the words “this stage” foreshadows that the landlady intends to break the law in the future (Dahl 3). The foreshadowing enhances the sense of suspense and mystery as the readers will now be wondering about what the landlady will be doing that is against the law. Another example is when Billy drinks the tea and thinks that the
BRIEF ANALYSIS The use of various literary devices in Joseph Conrad’s novel helps to bring his story to life, which ultimately is to his advantage. Conrad brings the reader into the darkness, displayed the corruptibility of humankind and left them pondering the absurdity of evil and imperialism. One of the strongest literary devices that Conrad uses to engage the reader in his novella is the use of imagery. However other important literary devices that are used throughout the novel as well as in the extract above is: similes, metaphors, personification, foreshadowing, and symbolism and narrative techniques. One of the key themes in the extract above is the dark/light symbolism.
The symbolism can be very difficult to understand, but if a reader observes the text very carefully, he or she can understand what is trying to be symbolized. Poe loved to add symbolism behind his characters (“Edgar Allan Poe”). He would combine the physical and intangible traits of the characters and make the readers dig deep to discover what the characters are trying to portray in the story (“Edgar Allan Poe”). In “The Black Cat,” symbolism arises from one of the main characters in the story: Pluto. A reader needs to keep in mind that when Pluto is introduced into the story, the narrator had already began to become very delusional because of his alcohol addiction.
Throughout history, we have came across many authors with different writing styles, word choice,or unique ways of interpretations. Edgar Allen Poe is one author who stands out to me the most. He has a unique and dark way of writing his stories and it appeals to the readers emotion and drama. He has a recurring theme of death and lost love, and in “The Tell-Tale Heart” Poe writes about murder, insanity, obsession and guilt. His use of symbolism and point of view is another reason what makes Poe one of the greatest.
Edgar Allen Poe has produced countless pieces of literature, his use of odd narrators to tell the most bizarre stories are unparalleled. Edgar Allen Poe is most well-known for somber tales and horror short stories. Some of his stories are alike in many aspects and complement each other very well. The narrators of "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat" both display inhumane acts to persons and animals through horrific acts. In "The Cask of Amontillado", Montresor is the character who tells the tale.
This illustrates how crucial the truth is to the speaker. If it was not important the speaker would not be willing to murder someone to keep it. In addition, the harsh sounds and rhyme, from secret, keep it, and pocket, which are broken up by the soft sounds and rhyme, from “save” and “grave”, help create the eerie, sinister mood. This mood makes the reader feel on edge and creeped out. The theme is shown by the mood since it allows the speaker to effectively “scare” the listener about the fact that she is willing to do anything to keep the truth hidden.