Edgar Allan Poe Style

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Throughout Edgar Allan Poe’s life, he has gone through many harsh experiences, such as losing his mom and wife to Tuberculosis, which is the basis for his great stories. Poe’s goal is to leave the reader with an emotional effect of the horror of premeditated death and the sadness over the death of a loved one after reading his stories. These emotional effects are show in “The Tale-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “Hop-Frog,” “The Raven,” and “ Annabel Lee.” Edgar Allan Poe’s style is characterized by his use of sound imagery, irony, and repeated elements which he uses to create an emotional effect for his readers. Poe’s style is represented in his use of sound imagery. For example, in the poem “The Raven,” Poe uses the repetition of …show more content…
For instance, in the story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the old man is killed by someone he trusts. This example of irony is situational irony. The irony helps create the emotional effect of the story because it shows that you really can't trust anyone which creates a terrifying mood, which helps support the emotional effect of horror of premeditated death. Additionally, Poe’s style is shown in his use of repeated elements. In the poem “Annabel Lee,” the narrator showed the repeated element of obsession. In particular, the narrator says,” And so, all the night tide, I lie down by the side of my darling-my darling- life and bride, in the sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the surrounding sea.” It shows how sad the situation really is because the narrator truly loved Annabel Lee to the point he was obsessed with her, which supports the emotional effect of sorrow over the death of a loved one. Finally, in Poe’s life he has experienced many highs and lows in his life. This shows in the poems, “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven,” when it resembles how horrible his life could be with all the sorrow of losing loved ones and his alcohol addiction. However, in the story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” it’s a totally opposite situation where you can’t really trust the one’s you loved. All in all, Poe’s saddening experiences are shown in his fascinating and deep meaning

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