Horror In The Raven

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l of fungus all of a sudden lingers in the reader 's mind, tingling their senses. His writing is full of luscious detail, leaving the reader in suspense. Another type of Poe’s favorite gothic literature is a setting: Bleak, dark, and spooky. A portion of his work has some kind of a spooky setting whether it’s at midnight or the narrator themselves being in complete darkness. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door,” (The Raven 1). It’s the middle of the night, and he hears someone at his door. No one would be knocking on a person’s door at midnight, because everyone would be sleeping so this is strange for him to hear. The narrator is practically asleep who 's been awoken by commotion. This is a little bizarre for him to overhear at that kind of hour. Edgar also writes in an eerie way in by not only making the reader question what’s about to happen, but also the narrator. “At length, with a wild desperation at heart, I quickly unclosed my eyes. My worst thoughts, then, were confirmed. The blackness of eternal night…show more content…
There is several genres of gothic literature that Poe uses repeatedly in his writing other than the three above, but these are the most effective types of literature he uses. The ways he makes the setting in his stories, how he makes his characters have nightmares, and making everything vile, and then visual to his readers is rare to find in literature anymore. He makes readers use their imagination, and that 's not common in stories wrote today. Everything is drawn out for people making them unable to actually comprehend what they’re reading. His stories are beyond what anyone would expect during the time he was alive. Edgar Allan Poe has a writing style we simply can’t dismiss. His writing was rare and radiant at the time, but still is
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