An Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Cask Of Amontillado '

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Edgar Allan Poe has many similar and complex poems and short stories but his past honestly explains it all. Poe was an American writer, editor, and critic; He was best known for his poetry, short stories, and mostly his tales of mystery. Poe was born on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, but as a kid he had a very difficult and challenging life. His mother and foster mother both died from tuberculosis; while his father and foster father both abandoned him. Not only did he have no family, he was also very poor and used most of his money to gamble for college. Edgar Allan Poe had many struggles and a dark life and it’s clearly stated in his writing; especially after his wife (Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe) died and afterwards he tried to commit suicide. All the women that he loved in his life died from tuberculosis, which might explain why all his poetry and short stories consist of death. For an example the stories, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, all include violent acts of murder and insanity or paranoia. Poe used poetry to release his inner emotions about his life, his dead loved ones, and how it made him the man he was before he died on October 7th, 1849. Looking more in depth of the three stories above, when compared they all have a main common similarity, the mood. Each short story includes a mood or feeling of mystery, anxiety or suspense, insanity, trickery, violence or pure paranoia. In the text “The Tell-Tale Heart”,…

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