How Did Edgar Allan Poe Build Suspense

176 Words1 Page

Just because Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849, that hasn’t stopped people of today from being obsessed with his creepy, suspenseful poems. Poe’s writing has inspired over 250 ideas for film and television. Since his work is so timeworn, it’s open to the public domain to be adapted for amateur writers and filmmakers. His questionable writing has made many people uncomfortable during his time and still today. Even though many popular television shows have recreated and told Poe’s frightening stories like the Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” by far the creepiest one was surprisingly a cartoon short of “The Tell Tale Heart”. The creator put such an unsettling suspense to the short it was rated “X”. When Poe was alive, he was a struggling, poor writer

Open Document