Edgar Allen Poe: Forever Locked in Memory Analytical Essay by Archimedes

Edgar Allen Poe: Forever Locked in Memory
This paper compares and contrasts two horror authors, Sheridan LeFanu and Edgar Allen Poe.
# 62509 | 1,497 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 28, 2005 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)


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This paper compares the works of Sheridan LeFanu and Edgar Allen Poe. It focuses predominantly on why Poe is better known, although they address similar themes. It explains that LeFanu's stories, though technically well-written and at least briefly engaging are rigidly conventional by today's standards and thus immediately forgotten. It points out, however, that Poe's stories baffle the reader, sending them through a tangled web of complicated sentences, strenuous adjectives, and puzzling layers of multiple interpretations.

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"The mainstream film industry appears to be crawling with insipid, run-of-the-mill movies, which despite managing to temporarily captivate our attention, never quite seem to leave much of an impression. They essentially serve as a momentary means of time disposal. Occasionally, however a film comes along which portrays such brilliantly penetrating individuality and piercing emotion, we find ourselves endlessly haunted, long after our initial viewing. The world of literature can be similarly divided. Two prime examples of such opposites emerged from the literary horror genre of the mid-nineteenth century: Sheridan LeFanu and Edgar Allen Poe."

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