It is not hard to understand why “The Masque Of The Red Death” is Poe’s most haunting tale. Poe packs the story full of his most ingenious and terrifying literary devices, such as symbolism, themes and imagery and uses these devices perfectly to terrify the reader long after they finish the final
so we can appreciate elements that directly contribute to the unity of effect, as the language, and the presence of death throughout the story, and elements that indirectly contribute to the single effect, as characterization and personification, and Poe's concept of death in the theme, because this elements help to construct the allegory and theme, and so they help to produce the Gothic Horror effect. That's why once more everything within the story, contributes to Poe's theory of the Single Effect, supporting my thesis statement that The Language, the Concept of death in the theme, The Characterization and Personification used by Poe plus many other elements, literary devices, and symbols, together they produce an ultimate effect of classic Gothic horror in the
Edgar Allan Poe, by some, considered the king of gothic literature, was one of the founding fathers of gothic literature in the 19th century, and as well as the mastermind behind the truly chilling short horror story, “The Pit and the Pendulum”. In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe uses the fear of death to bring out intense emotion, and the constant fear that his life is out of his hands and that he is doomed to die a slow and painful death. Poe takes great care in describing everything in the story, building suspense, even addressing and bringing attachment to the character, setting an ominous, dark mood throughout the story. With these key gothic elements in play, Poe makes his readers feel strongly for the
God’s Justice in Inferno One of the most significant themes, if not the most significant theme within Dante’s Inferno is the perfection of God’s divine justice. Dante expressees divine justice within Inferno in a multitude of ways, with one of the the most prominent examples being the overall structure of Hell and how the punishment for the sinners (perfectly) reflects upon the sin. To the modern reader, Hell likely seems more like an act of cruelty than divine justice, much less a product of God’s love. At first,the torments that the sinners are subjected to seems extreme and grotesque. But, as the poem continues to progress, it becomes quite clear the there is a perfect balance within God’s justice as the degree of each sinner’s punishment perfectly reflects upon the gravity of the sin.
The concept of Romanticism also played an important role in Frankenstein, for its characteristics of interest in the common man, strong emotions, awe of nature, celebration of the individual, and the importance of imagination was distinguished throughout the numerous events. In this novel, humanity and Romanticism repeatedly crossed one another as Victor Frankenstein and his creation, the Monster, expressed their feelings and the decisions they made
Bierce perfectly mirrors this in his work. Bierce’s execution of shock in his stories shake his readers awake and expose them to the horrors of war. To a lesser extent, the shock value these short stories have make them more popular and more interesting to
Irony takes place in all of Poe’s stories, and it is very easy to notice what the most ironic parts are in all of the texts too. However, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Masque of the Red Death”, have the most ironic sequences in them. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the narrator is so confident that he had thought of everything, that he had the perfect plan, but he hadn’t planned for the guilt that would later haunt him after he killed the old man. He ended up confessing his crime to the police and even tearing up the floorboards where he had stashed the old man’s remains. For example, “I admit the deed!
Define Poe’s preferred narrative voice. Explain, using at least two examples from the stories we have read, why it is his preference. Make sure to contrast this narrative voice with other narrative voice techniques. Edgar Allan Poe’s preferred narrative voice was first person. When using first person narration, the story is told as a personal narrative.
One who is reading can collect an extremely perspective point of view given from the author. Throughout the poem, “Let my people go” was replicated. This is a major key to what the author is trying to inform to the readers from the poem. Replication in the poem can give prior knowledge to why they author chose the line he or she wrote, how it effects the poem, or
If the audience can figure out the theme of a story the author has done a successful job of telling their piece. The theme in a story is its underlying message, or 'big idea’ basically the main subject.The theme of any literary work is the base that acts as a foundation for the entire literary piece. For example, The main theme in the play Romeo and Juliet was love with smaller themes of sacrifice, tragedy, struggle, hardship, devotion and so on.Tone “refers to the quality of the language the speaker uses in social situations or in a poem, and it also refers to a speaker’s intended effect”. The tone of a poem can be best described through emphasizing on certain emotions or feelings through words and phrases. “Home Burial" represents Robert Frost era beginning early in the twentieth century.