Parallel Structure In Edgar Allan Poe

The classic, honored, and gothic genre author, Edgar Allan Poe is known for his famous works like The Raven, A Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, Annabel Lee, and The Cask Amontillado. Some of these stories and poems style could have been influenced by Poe’s past. Before Poe even turned three both of his parents, two professional actors, died. From there he was taken in by Frances and John Allan in Richmond, Virginia. Thenceforth, he was sent to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia. There he academically excelled.
However, he was forced to leave because John Allan wasn’t going to pay Poe’s gambling bills. Later on he joined the U.S. Army and there he began to try writing short stories, but it wasn’t
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In the poem The Raven when Poe is describing how the narrator gets up to answer his chamber door for an unknown guest, he uses parallel structure to add a more haunting tone to the story. This use of parallel structure leaves a more spectral, disquieted, and a more perturbed effect on the reader. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;”(paragraph 5). Here Poe uses parallel structure to portray how the narrator is feeling after finding no one at his chamber door. At the same time, by doing so he leaves the readers wondering what will happen next. Also, by using such parallel structure Poe adds a quicker rhythm to the story.
In another instance in The Raven, Poe uses parallel structure to characterize the raven that is aggravating the narrator. By doing so, Poe adds a more conniving ora around the raven. “What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore, meant in croaking ‘Nevermore.’”(paragraph 12). Here Poe uses parallel structure to characterizes the bird as being malicious, beastly, and grim. This use of parallel structure leaves the reader with a sense of uneasiness. By using such parallel structure, Poe is able to portray a better image and is able to add rhythm to his

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