Edgar Allan Poe's Writing Style

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Edgar Allen Poe was a pioneer of horror as a genre and captivates audiences to this day with introspective looks at madness and foul deeds told in such intimate prose as to even make the saintliest of people feel as though they have just murdered a man or begun a descent into madness. This being said, it is not hard to say that Poe established a style, a way of writing and a set of motifs that sets him apart and makes his writing identifiable. It is especially evident in many of his classic works, such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, or even The Fall of the House of Usher. His style of writing is deeply introspective, often contains themes of murder and madness and grief, and are often told in the context of recounting events.
Edgar Allen Poe, first and foremost, is an introspective writer, preferring to tell tales from the first-person point of view, and focusing on internal conflicts as the main driving force of the story. Take, for example, the opening
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It could be argued that Poe wrote from a place of darkness within himself, expressing the sinister, dark feelings he felt in imaginary scenarios written to feel real and relatable, the kind of story you might hear directly from the mouth of a distraught stranger, or a performative storyteller. This is why Poe relies heavily on first-person recounting in his writing form, and often discusses the events of his stories in heavily introspective tones. It gives off a feeling of intimacy between the storyteller and the audience, a campfire story that leaves all campers awake if told evocatively enough. Through his themes of murder, madness, loss, and all things grim and very much real and hidden in the back of our minds, Poe sought to thrill us, to make us question our souls, and his writing style is tailored to do exactly
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