Edgar allan poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic best known for his bizarre tales of terror. Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story andcontributed greatly to the literary genres of horror and science fiction. Poe’s dark and twisted tales aim to strike fear into the hearts of his readers by using the perfect combination of the differentelements of a story. .
Most of Poe’s stories are written in a first person perspective, allowing his characters to reveal themselves through more internal expressions such as their thoughts and feelings.The characters in Poe's stories are usually very mysterious, perplexing and also very driven by their somewhat naïve emotions. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Black Cat”,Poe writes through a murderer's perspective. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the unidentified narrator becomes so obsessed with his bizarre emotions regarding an old man's eye that he is driven to murderthe old man. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montessori becomes so overwhelmed by a naïve feeling that his family name had been insulted by his friend Fortunato that he seeks revenge and kills Fortunatoby burying him alive. Finally, in “The Black Cat”, the unnamed narrator becomes so ridiculously furious with his cat Pluto one day that he intends to kill him, but at one point the narrator becomes soenraged with his wife for trying to stop him from killing Pluto that he kills her instead.
Poe’s use of indirect characterization is particularly successful for his type of writing because readersbecome directly involved in the action of the story and are able to bear witness to the psychological reasoning behind each bizarre character and their stories. The use of first person narrationcauses readers to feel as though they are experiencing the events of a story themselves which ultimately creates suspense and deepens readers’ interests throughout a story. Poe’s first person writing...
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