Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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In the works of Edgar Allan Poe imagination coexists with a sharp analytical gift. As a romanticist, Poe valued the mysterious feeling. His desire to reveal the secrets eventually made him the creator of the detective genre. In addition to the analytical work of the mind, Poe appreciated the poetic approach to mystery, the ability to see this mystery clearly and visibly by force of imagination. Many critics noted Poe’s attraction to disastrous plots, grim events, ominous atmosphere, general feeling of hopelessness and despair, tragic transformation of human consciousness, terror-stricken and losing control. The central place in Poe’s works is taken by psychological stories, which are often referred to as horror. Their main theme is the tragic

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