Parallel Structure In Edgar Allan Poe
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 till after he got married to Virginia and had work as an editor at numerous newspapers and magazines, such as Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine in, Graham’s Magazine in Philadelphia, and Broadway Journal in New York City,(poets.org), that he wrote some of his more well known short stories and poems, such as The Raven. In some of those more famous texts, Poe uses parallel structure to add rhythm, rhyme, and value. Poe also uses personification to add more depth, context, and meaning to his passages. Both personification and parallel structure, help Poe convey the more haunting, malicious, and a more eerie mood to his stories and poems.
In works, such as The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe uses personification to add depth, context, and meaning to set the mood of his works. In the short story The Fall of the House of Usher, when Poe is describing the house that the…