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Edgar Allan Poe's Literary Works
An aanlysis of the character and legacy of Edgar Allan Poe's literary works.
# 144271 | 1,500 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Literature (American)

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This paper looks closely at two of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and briefly at two of his poems as examples of his writing techniques and his ongoing influence, since the nineteenth century, on science fiction, horror, and mystery writers. Poe's literary greatness is linked to his ability to create a sense of anxiety in his readers, for example, by using murderers as the story narrators.

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"Some of the most prominent imagery and emotional intensity of Edgar Allen Poe's writings comes from the overtones of melancholy, suspense, and anxiety found in his prose and poetry. Both Poe's structural choices and his methods of narration contribute to the tension produced in his works. As Poe describes in his 1850 essay, "The Philosophy of Composition," his preferred method of writing focused on the climax first, which helped to determine the effect of the work more generally. Poe admitted that he liked to choose a "novel" and "vivid effect" brought about by a "peculiarity" in incident and/or tone."

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