Edgar Allen Poe: The Gothic Works Of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writer of all time, as he was one of the first writers to explore darker themes through literature such as death and revenge. He has revolutionized the gothic genre for years to come. Throughout the many gothic works of Edgar Allan Poe including, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and many more; Poe gives a unsettling tone which defines most of his writing. Poe tries to do this through incorporating specific literary techniques like erie imagery and cryptic diction.
Some influences that could have a possible effect on Poe could be the fact that he was brought up in bad conditions. His family was extremely poor and many of his family members had died from diseases and he had no father figure as he left early on in Poe’s childhood. Also he had witnessed the military and had enlisted before being removed from the army. He after failing at getting a degree and being in the army had lived the rest of his days writing. This might be an indication of why his gothic works are very unsettling and tense, because of the events he had noticed in his life. It is apparent that the environment that Poe had to lived through could have affected his style as an author.

Poe uses erie imagery to convey a unsettling tone. This technique is apparent in the short story, “The Tell Tale Heart” where the narrator murders a man. After killing him he then proceeds to mulate the body into several pieces and conceals the pieces in the floors. He later
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