Poe And Roald Dahl Similarities

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Edgar Allen Poe and Roald Dahl have some similarities and some differences in consideration to their background and similarities. To start off, Poe and Dahl are the same because they both were influenced by the early deaths of their loved ones. To add on, they both faced poverty (asked for money) and since they faced death and poverty, they both wrote stories that included a dark mood. On the other hand, Poe and Dahl had some differences. First of all, Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809. The deaths that he faced were of his mom who died of Tuberculosis at the age of 24, and his dad who died of alcoholism and abandoned them when Poe was 2 years of age. Likewise, Poe was adopted by a foster family but unfortunately, his foster mother died of Tuberculosis. In addition, the foster family didn’t want to give…show more content…
For instance, in the short story, Poe states, “I felt that I must scream or die!-and now-again! hark! Louder! Louder! Louder! Louder!” (page 359). That is to say that Poe applies repetition in the words “Louder! Louder!” to show suspense in the story’s plot. Poe’s use of repetition demonstrates how he uses it to describe that the narrator is going mad when he “hears” the corpse of the old man’s heart beating. To illustrate this idea/theme, Edgar Allen Poe writes, “...you think me mad…” (page 358). Basically, Poe uses verbal irony when the narrator speaks to us, the readers, to show that he is crazy, yet he is trying to prove to us that he is not crazy. The evidence highlights that Poe puts in this use of irony to make the plot more mysterious and to keep the reader guessing if he is insane or not. All in all, Poe’s unique writing style involves the use of the literary elements such as repetition and
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