Edgar Allen Poe and Ray Bradbury were both amazing authors of many books. They wrote books and short stories about the supernatural, unlike many other authors. They caused their readers to think about the deeper meaning(s) about their stories. In their stories they use many literary devices : foreshadowing, imagery, irony, allusion, and symbolism that enhance their stories. Though they have things in common with their styles of writing, there are also some differences that they have.
Poe’s writing attracts many people because multiple people like gothic or murder stories. Many of Poe’s stories have something to do with death and things that lead to death. Poe’s story “Raven” is about death, the name means death. The Tell Tale Heart and Raven are both good examples, they both have a theme of
“There was a coldness, a sickening of the heart, in which I could discover nothing to lighten the weight I felt” This line perfectly sums up the overall tone of The Fall of the House of Usher. The story at its most basic level is about a man who visits his old friend in a house which is seemingly under some sort of supernatural hex. The way Poe goes into such detail describing the characters and their personal reactions to the events that take place during the story help the reader to stay close to the actions of the story. Additionally Poe describes the house so well that the reader can easily picture the dilapidated mess as if standing in front of it. Poe starts off by setting the tone of the environment.
The Symbolism Of Poe Author Edgar Allan Poe uses the significance of love and death being inevitable as the moral of his open-minded stories along with a plot that touches the minds of his many readers. From his symbolizing colored rooms to his kingdom by the sea, the theme of his stories always have a way of visualizing the images in the minds of primers everywhere. Most authors use the same method of writing to get there reader or readers thinking and visualizing their literary intentions. This method also considered the main inspiration for reading. In both works “The Masque of the Red death”, and “ Annabel Lee”, Poe had very descriptive ways of expressing the theme such as: vivid imagery, figurative language, & Symbolism.
He started off by telling them that he had a great joke to play out, so they immediately went along with his plan. He killed them because he was humiliated by them. Both these stories show that pride can cause a lot of damage, for it is a great sin. Edgar Allan Poe’s stories have been fascinating people for over a century with their allegorical themes and thrilling plots. Two well written works, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “Hop-Frog,” show the dangers of pridefulness and how it can cause one to do terrible things.
In The Cask Of Amontillado, Poe uses word choice, figures of speech, sensory details, imagery, and sentence structure to portray a certain mood in his writing, This mood is usually dark, menacing, and invokes fear in the reader. One example of this is diction. Poe uses exquisite word choice to vividly explain a setting and actions. The way Poe crafts his words and chooses which words to explain scenes in the story gives the reader a great visual. For example, “The wine sparkled in his eyes and the bells jingled.
“Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.” This quote by Ralph Steadman, exemplifies the heart of the character, Montresor, in Edgar Allen Poe's short story “The Cask of Amontillado.” Poe, a compelling writer, weaves together a story in such a way that it captivates and entices the reader to want more, even if it leads to mounting horror. He is an author that develops characters and reveals their complex personalities through descriptive language and imagery. The reader is able to imagine, in their mind's eye, the plot being played out. One very effective technique Poe employs in his story is the rich use of irony. “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe uses, dramatic, verbal, and situational irony to foreshadow the unfortunate death of Fortunato.
As we can see many of his famous sellers all end in a tragedy just like his life. It’s also not very hard to make connections for character to his folks. In his short story The Masque of the Death, Poe addresses his main point or the theme of the book as well. This book also connects with some history, has exciting and frightening characters, and explores some psychological elements. Poe looked to his imagination and his life stories and created them into tales we all love and enjoy.
Moreover, Poe’s story contains dragged out scenes that increases the attitude of it. The descriptive wording almost hides the plot line in itself. Although the different stories differ in the amount of suspense applied to the text, each are similar in some ways as they are distinct. Tone gives insight on the feelings the characters in the novels perceive
Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe is a famous poet and writer who has published many famous works. Of all these works “A Tell-tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” are notorious for setting the standard in horror literature. These two short stories tell narratives of men who are driven mad and snap into extremely aggressive behaviors. The two men lure their victims to a dangerous state of complacency that could have easily aided in the rise of the phrase “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. Although they both share this similarity they both handle and respond to their situations quite differently.