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The Use Of Literary Devices In Edgar Allan Poe's Suspense

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Edgar Allan Poe used several types of literary devices throughout the story to keep the readers in suspense. We will start with talking about the tone of the story. The tone is easily classified as one of fear and horror. This is shown in several ways. First off, there is very little light in the story. Quite often it is dark. Edgar Allan Poe also uses phrases such as ‘mortal terror’ and ‘dreadful echo’. Besides this, the narrator is often insisting that he is not mad, but we as the readers can see that he clearly is. Mr. Poe also uses the atmosphere to keep us in suspense. The very first sentence sets it up. The narrator says in the first sentence that he is ‘very, very, dreadfully nervous’ about something, and implies that many people think
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