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Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic Fiction
An examination of the elements of Gothic fiction in Edgar Allan Poe's works.
# 124230 | 1,000 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)


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This analysis uses Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" and his short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" to illustrate the variety of elements associated with Gothic literature used by Poe to maximize the fear and horror his works inspire in readers.

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"Literary critic Paul Lewis argues that the central themes of Gothic literature are mortality, evil and pain. The forces of dark against light, good versus evil, gloomy, dark castles, nightmarish visions threatening and ominous beings are other elements associated with the Gothic in literature. In the works of Edgar Allan Poe, the elements of Gothic fiction are readily evident. This is primarily because Poe is considered one of the masters of American Gothic and Gothic in general. This analysis will use one of Poe's..."

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