Roger Platizky tells us, ' 'The Cask of Amontillado ' ' (1846). Written just two years after ' 'The Premature Burial’’ (1843-44), ' 'The Cask ' ' is Poe 's last and best known short story dealing with what J. Gerald Kennedy calls Poe 's ' 'obsessive nightmare ' ' (33), his fixation on living interment.’’ (206). I have to wholly concur with this statement because it cannot be denied that Poe is engrossed by the mental and psychoanalysis behind being buried alive. The characters of Fortunato, Montresor and their travels in the underground passages are both catalysts to the theme development. We are aware something sinister will occur come the end of this story, Poe tells us, ‘’THE THOUSAND INJURIES of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.’’ (Cask of
Poe does a great job with building this suspense with the decisions he makes using the authors craft. In the short story “Masque of the Red Death” Poe uses imagery, setting, and change of surprise to create and effective story. The first way that Poe had used authors craft was with imagery. He had gone into detail about the story where the reader can imagine how something happens. Poe states in the story “The figure was tall and gaunt, and shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave” (Poe 87).
In Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury constructs a tone that conveys both life and the reality of death (Reid). Dissimilarly, the tone present in Fahrenheit 451 is much more complex and mature. Fahrenheit 451's tone manages to communicate the idea of life being meaningless. Eller captured this idea in his book Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction, "But as Montag realizes in the climactic moment of the novel, Beatty wants to die"
Mood is referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece, as it creates an emotional situation that surrounds the readers. In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe there are many moods such as creepy, sad, violent, and ironic. Montresor meets Fortunato at a carnival, lures him into the catacombs of his home, and buries him alive. Montresor who decides to seek revenge against Fortunato specifically creates a mood of suspense. Who knew that insulting someone could lead to a dark and suspenseful death for Fortunato?
“The Boogeyman” is a short story written by Stephen King. The short story can be found in his horror story collection “Night Shift.” The main character in this story is a man called Lester Billings, a young man from Waterbury, Connecticut. He works at an industrial firm in New York, he is divorced and a father of three de-ceased children. He decides to see a psychiatrist, because he cannot talk to anyone else, about how his children died. Lester Billings is married to his wife, Rita, who is being quite oppressed by him.
Puns, Jokes, Parodies, and Irony in Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead William Shakespeare, a well known English playwright, poet, and actor, uses many literary devices to spice up his works. Shakespeare is known for writing the tragedy of Hamlet (William Shakespeare Bio). Tom Stoppard, author of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, uses quotes directly from Hamlet, along with similar element to provide comic relief as SHakespeare does. Although the plays Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead were tragedies, Shakespeare and Stoppard provided humor by embedding comical puns, irony, jokes, and parodies throughout the two plays. These literary elements: irony, jokes, parodies, and puns, played key roles in the plays Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Symbolism is used in many of Edgar Allan Poe stories to portray a hidden message or to reveal deep hidden meanings. Some symbolisms used in his stories include the “Raven” and “The Man of the Crowd.” Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism in “The Man of The Crowd” and “The Raven” to set a dark atmosphere upon the themes of death, seek and discovery and even the good, Heaven---? The narrator and main character in Poe 's story use hidden messages to represent death. Death can be symbolized in many aspects through both creatures and setting. Soon after losing his beloved wife Lenore, the narrator alone in his mansion and becomes almost hysterical when he sees a raven with demonic eyes.
Death occurs throughout the story and ultimately 3:19defines many of the characters. The opening death of Liesel's brother fixates in her mind 3:24and dreams, often haunting her for weeks and months. Even the death of Max's father, Hans' 3:30old war friend, has a great influence on Hans, as he learns the accordion and takes in Max, 3:36a Jew, during a highly volatile time. 3:38This story also discusses the power of words and language. Readers see the rise of Liesel 3:43through just the simple act of reading.
(1984: 241). And it was Darwish 's creative work and precise language that transcended his experience not only as a Palestinian writer, but also as a writer who aroused the universal, while managing the aesthetic transmission of the oppressive side of the human condition under occupation. In his prosaic memoir, Memory for Forgetfulness, Darwish writes in hauntingly surrealist manner: "He 's looking for a pair of eyes, for a shared silence or reciprocal talk. He 's looking for some kind of participation in this death, for a witness who can give evidence, for a gravestone over a corpse, for the bearer of news about the fall of a horse, for a language of speech and silence, and for less boring wait for certain death. For what this steel and these iron beasts are
In Edgar Allan Poe’s works, such as Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, and The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe attracts his readers with his one-of-a-kind genre of gothic. Much of his gothic genre in his writings have been influenced by past event in his life. First of all, Poe had never really known his parents because his father had left the house and his mother had died of tuberculosis when he was only three years old. For these reasons, he went to live with Frances and John Valentine Allan, who helped him get into West Point. Unfortunately, Poe was kicked out of West Point because of his alleged poor handling of his duties and later married his cousin, Virginia, who was only 13, when he was 24 years old.