Literary Elements In The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

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Authors use various literary elements in short stories so their stories have more meaning to them. The short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan poe is about a guy who has an alcohol problem and he is married and has a black cat. He was abusive to both his cat and wife since he had a drinking problem but he would not physically abuse his wife. He loves his black cat Pluto but one day he got drunk and caused him to do something. Later on in the story he finds a cat that is just like Pluto but he has a splotch of white. He starts to like this other cat and then something happens to that cat also. In the story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe uses point of view and symbolism in order to convey the narrator’s view of things and how his drinking…show more content…
' The curtains of my bed were in flames. The whole house was blazing” (Poe 3). This shows that since he killed his cat he got karma. His house burns down because he got karma for killing his cat and his house burned down the same day he killed Pluto. Poe also uses the same literary device when he said “ Of my own thoughts it is folly to speak. Swooning, I staggered to the opposite wall. For one instant the party upon the stairs remained motionless, through extremity of terror and of awe. In the next, a dozen stout arms were toiling at the wall. It fell bodily. The corpse, already greatly decayed and clotted with gore, stood erect before the eyes of the spectators. Upon its head, with red extended mouth and solitary eye of fire, sat the hideous beast whose craft had seduced me into murder, and whose informing voice had consigned me to the hangman. I had walled the monster up within the tomb!” (Poe 6). This happens days later when the narrator murders his wife this happened because his wife was gonna stop him from killing the cat but instead he killed his
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