The Role Of Mood In Poe's Works

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Mood is the feeling or emotion you get when reading a book, story or poem; as well as, the feeling you can get when watching a movie or play. By that definition, you can infer that the mood in this particular story is suspenseful, like a majority of Poe 's works. Lines like, "I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him..." convey suspense by revealing a future happening. Another such line is, "For a whole hour I did not move a muscle..." This was during the scene where the old man had woken up after the narrator had been slinking into the room; additionally, it creates suspense for we do not know if the narrator shall kill the man yet. The second prominent mood is the sense of eeriness you get throughout
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