Examples Of Spine Chilling Literature

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My Essay is Scary Enough Throughout the Romantic Period, the popularity of spine-chilling literature containing ghastly creatures such as dead bodies, zombies, and the supernatural, as well as death in general, had exponentially increased as a topic used among poets of this time period. Moreover, literary works that have earned a widespread reputation such as Samuel T. Coleridge 's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and Mary Shelley 's "Frankenstein" were created and cultivated during the Romantic Period. Even long after the Romantic Period had taken its last breath, the theme of spine-chilling literature has been continued into the Modern Era of literature through the supernatural, murder cases, vampires, and laboratory accidents. The theme of horrific, spine-chilling literature, from the Romantic Period and …show more content…
An example of the horror aspect of this seven part poem includes the part when the narrator of the story describes the ghost ship on the horizon with Death and her crew aboard. The narrator in Coleridge 's poem describes death to have red lips, golden hair, pale skin, and had the capability to make people freeze in fear because she looked scary (Coleridge 448). Another example of horror in literature in this piece was after Death had claimed the souls of all the mariners, except for the narrator, and the dead bodies had "groaned, they had stirred, they all uprose, Nor spake, nor moved their eyes; It had been strange, even in a dream, To have seen those dead men rise" (Coleridge 457). Both parts from the Coleridge 's poem have been hugely influenced by supernatural beings and death, making it an excellent example of horror in literature from the Romantic Period, and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was also a huge influence on the ideology of zombies and humanizing death during this time period and in later literary

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