Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death, And The Raven

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My Poe Edgar Allen Poe is thought of as one of the greatest writers in American history. He had his own style which did not humor the reader or even leave them with a feeling of happiness. Poe's use of imagery, symbolism, and tone is prevalent in such works as "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Masque of the Red Death", and "The Raven." Many of Poe's works contain scenes of the supernatural and generally the characters are inflicted with terror, whether it be grotesque or arabesque. Much of Poe's inspiration can be directed to his strange and difficult life. His style was unique because it was considered dark and mysterious, unlike many of the other writers of his time. Through these works of literature, Poe tries to send a message that the world is a dark and gloomy place to live in. Poe was born in Boston on January 19th, 1809 and was orphaned at an early age. He was then sent to live with a foster…show more content…
His writing style was developed by his tragic life in which he lost love countless times and endured through the rejection brought on by a neglectful father figure. Poe's writing style is seen through works such as "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Fall of the House of Usher", and "The Raven." Poe's use of symbolism, imagery, tone, the terror inflicted on his characters, his use of the supernatural, and his characters mental illnesses are all ways he connects with his readers. Even today, writers and producers have mirrored Poe's unique and groundbreaking style. People such as Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King are all tributes to the original horror story writer, Edgar Allen Poe. Poe's haunting linguistic descriptions, unnerving parallelism between his life and his works, and alarming yet purposeful exploration of symbolism and situations draws the reader into a state of pity and sorrow while at the same times leaving them with a feeling of
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