That is why it is difficult to try to compare an author with similar writing style to his work because each author has something unique about themselves. Angela Carter is one author that has a very similar writing style to Poe. After reading her short story The Werewolf, her use of point of
Why does gothic horror even matter in literature? Gothic horror can create numerous ideas found within a novel more interesting or suspenseful about what will happen next. These stories use different characteristics to create a gothic atmosphere in the story. During the Victorian era, the idea of gothic literature grew in popularity. It is influenced by countless ideas, including religious themes around this time period, and usually reflects on the characteristics of the people living in the Victorian era.
He was well known for his expressive short stories and poems that captured the imagination of readers. Annabel Lee was not the only writing by Poe that narrates death. According to Britannica, most of his work was concerned with terror and sadness. He was capable of writing angelic or weird poetry, with a supreme sense of rhythm and word appeal. Many believe these stories written by Poe come from the women in his life who have passed.
In the stories “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe, and “The Storm” by Kate Chopin both authors used literary devices such as motif, similes, and metaphors to convey meaning in their stories. In these two stories, the author’s use of literary elements triggers the reader’s senses and captures them emotionally. Although they bear some minor similarities, such as referencing their stories using symbolism and maintaining the same concept theme. The differences between the captivating stories are that they both express a different variety of literary elements.
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was an important influence in the literature community. He was one of the forefathers of the short story and detective fiction in America. Varying from “The Raven” to The Cask of Amontillado,” there is something attractive about the twisted narratives he created that draw those to his writings. He was a compellingly tragic man with a background as haunting as his stories. To read his work is to, essentially, view the life he led.
He used the novel to get across many points, but he also introduced a larger theme that is still relevant today: A person’s morals will often differ from what society views as correct. He developed this theme using a variety of literary devices, such as conflict, language, and satire. He seemed to have a great understanding for these devices and how they could impact the story he was portraying. Twain took views that went against society's beliefs, similar to many people at this time, which came across especially in his portrayal of Huck. All things considered, Mark Twain did an excellent job promoting the theme that drove his
Poe believes that stories that dealt with gothic literature needed to have allegories in them to have a second level of meaning in addition to it’s literal meaning. Theses types of elements were popular in this time period because they taught moral lessons and contributed to the dark feeling a person undergoes when finding the true meaning of not only the story, but are able to personally understand the true feeling the author is trying to make individuals feel. In “The Tale and Its Effect”, Poe stated that he used and supported unity of effect to go about discussing the themes he embedded within his stories in order to make the reader to feel a certain way. He believes that they need to be short and sweet so that the author can get all the details to the reader. Poe exclaims that short stories are superior to novels because one is able to sit down and finish it in one-sitting rather than breaking the experience, with the possibility of forgetting important elements.
In any work of fiction, there is bound to be a character who undergoes major changes in his personality and tries to fulfill his/her inner potential. Often times, as is the case with many of these novels, main characters in works like these mirror the inner thoughts and aspirations of the authors, giving anecdotal evidence and experiences via personal storytelling. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger explores this theme via a first-person narrative, carefully crafting and weaving stories and small details to invite the reader to sympathize in Holden Caulfield’s experience. Although critics often “complain of the novel’s pedestrian content,” in reality, personal storytelling and integrating themes into dialect is different from pedestrian, uninteresting content because of the nuances embedded within the text (Roemer 5). In his first description of Allie, although the passage is just a “pedestrian” description, the sheer difficulty of opening up and exploring themes subtly comes up via Salinger’s syntax, diction, and tone of the passage.
William Shakespeare and George Orwell are two of the most iconic authors of all time. Although living in different conditions and time periods, both of their works show similarities in exploring human nature and defining humanity. Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Orwell’s 1984 both explore the human traits in different storylines and styles, but for a similar purpose. Not only do both pieces of literature deeply explore the themes of power and control, but also other aspects of human life such as fear and paranoia. By doing this in each author’s storyline, they connect with the values and beliefs of their readers.
Flashbacks are a great story telling device mostly used in narratives, such as the epic. It's almost a hand and glove fit in this story while adding depth to the story and a more intricate background. Flashbacks also draw the reader in and make story more interesting, and provide a better overall understanding of what's taking place as it takes you back in time. In “Gilgamesh” the example of a flashback that is used is the Story of the Flood.
The significance between Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe could range from their forms of literature. For instance “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe and “Chrysalis” by Ray Bradbury. They are two different stories with very little in common. Of course, with that being said Poe and Bradbury do have some common ground when writing horror, but both have their own way of telling it. Even a genre such as horror is viewed in many different ways.
Tom Paine and Ray Bradbury were writers who discover worlds that have evolved and changed making them almost unrecognizable today. While Tom created a fascinating world, Bradbury’s view is more accurate when it comes to the changes that we see today. Both authors use characters, social changes, and government control to advance their theme of awareness. Both of them have amazing books, both of them have conflicts.
Fahrenheit 451 is a science fiction novel that shows the futuristic consequences of technology, the willingness of people to being ignorant and letting the government govern even their ability of thought. The book portrays Guy Montag, the protagonist of the novel, as a fireman who burns books, but later realizes what the government is depriving of the citizens the ability to freely think for themselves. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, readers encounter a number of symbols that help in understanding the intent that Ray Bradbury wants to bestow upon his readers. Those symbols include fire, the Phoenix, Montag’s jumping into the river, and the mechanical hound. The first and most noticeable symbol in Fahrenheit 451 is fire.
Ray Bradbury is a master of interesting illusions in the book, Fahrenheit 451. He makes allusions to people, stories, and other themes from history. But specifically Ray Bradbury makes biblical allusions. Towards the end of the book, Fahrenheit 451, he alludes to the book of Revelations. Revelations talks about the healing of the world, and who is left.
Anti-Transcendentalism vs Transcendentalism The writings of anti-transcendentalist authors, like Poe or Hawthorne, have a few obvious differences from the writings by transcendentalist authors, like Emerson and Thoreau, including differences in the mood and the way nature is depicted. All the stories by the anti-transcendentalists are characterized by their dark, cynical mood. For example, Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” is about a man who traps his friend inside a tomb and leaves him to die. Not only does this story have a disturbing plot, it is also full of dark, creepy imagery, like the description of the setting inside the crypt.