Edgar Allan Poe Writing Style

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Edgar Allan Poe’s writing style in most of his stories is gothic. His writings give a dark and gloomy feeling to the reader. Some of the horrible events that occurred are his parents dying, his foster mother dying, his brother dying, and his wife dying. These events that occurred in Poe’s past life probably caused him to have this type of writing style. He is trying to get the reader to feel as he felt when he went through the hardships in his life. His writings could also cause the reader to look deeper at death, lost love, and the darker side of situations. Edgar Allan Poe often develops the theme of lost love leads to severe depression through using imagery, motifs, and irony in the text “Annabel Lee”. Edgar Allan Poe uses imagery in “Annabel Lee” to show how lost love leads to severe depression. In “Annabel Lee” the speaker says, “Nor the demons down under the sea, Can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.” The reader can imagine the demons under the sea that want to tear the speaker and Annabel Lee apart. When Annabel Lee dies, this can lead to depression because the speaker thinks about the scary evil demons that haunted them. Another use of imagery in Annabel Lee is when the speaker says, “And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling—my darling--my life and my bride, In her sepulchre there by the sea.” The reader can imagine the speaker lying down next to the dead Annabel Lee’s tomb every night. This shows severe depression and that he really misses her because lying next to a dead person is way out of the normal. Edgar Allan Poe uses motifs in “Annabel Lee” to show how lost love leads to severe depression. In “Annabel Lee” the speaker says, “So that her highborn kinsman came And bore her away from me.” Now the speaker is alone in the sea without Annabel Lee. This shows isolation, which is a motif used in
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