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  • Edgar Allen Poe's Synthesis Essay: My Passion For Writing

    I have now written five short stories, several poems, and three unfinished novels. Yet, my passion for writing has not waned. However, this passion did not always exist. The catalyst that ignited the fire was an assignment. Despite it being school related, this was no ordinary homework. “Class, today we write a short story in honor of our poetry curriculum” those were the words that lit the path for a future I had never dreamed. For that assignment is one of the best occurrences to happen, it…

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  • John Boyne's Accomplishments

    institution in Norwich, the University of East Anglia, there he earned the Curtis Brown prize for his literary contribution. John began his career writing short stories and eventually made his writing break through with the story Entertainments Jar, which was then submitted for the Hennessy Literary Award. In the early years John mostly wrote short stories (published…

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  • Poe And Lefanu: Master Of Horror

    get when you are immersed in an eerie short story or poem. In some cases, one can even lose track of time when a creepy, dark tale captivates all of their attention. Speaking of dark and creepy tales, Edgar Allen Poe and Joseph Sheridan LeFanu could be considered masters of horror. “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “Masque of the Red Death,” “The Raven,” and “The Black Cat” are all well known works written by Poe. These all have the traditional horror story elements, much like “Schaulken the…

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  • Theme Of Death In Edgar Allan Poe Death

    Death in Edgar Allan Poe's short stories "Death" is one of the well-known themes of Edgar Allan Poe's art, in which the author captures the physical signs, decomposition, the sensation of feeling buried alive, the reanimation of the death or the mourning. Most of the works of Edgar Allan Poe have a dark atmosphere, full of mystery. These works illustrate the dramatic events, explores the dark side of human relationships and offer visions of the sublime. The works explore the tragedy that brings…

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  • Man Vs. Self In Edgar Allen Poe's The Cast Of Amontillado

    self. Montresor in the beginning of the story addressed “You, who so well knows my nature of my soul,” Montresor needed to tell someone and get out of his chest the revenge he had taken against Fortunato (Poe 1108). He wanted to let the person know he was confessing to that his actions he took…

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  • Critical Analysis Of The Hungry Stone By Rabindranath Tagore

    “The Hungry Stone” is a short story written by Rabindranath Tagore Which is a translation of the Bengali version “Khudhito Pashan” that was published in his book of short stories “Galpoguchcha”. Rabinndranath(1867-1941) and his many-sided achievements are incredible. He is a writer, a great thinker,an artist,a great musician and an orator of extraordinary power. With his god-gifted genius his leviathan bulk of writing and his universal appeal make him global. He got Nobel Prize for his book…

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  • The Fall Of The House Of Usher Summary

    Edgar Allan Poe makes a great literature in the story of, The Fall of the House of Usher. This work demonstrates great descriptions with vivid imagery and adjectives. One of the terms learned this week, is the setting. Poe uses this term immediately as he begins his writing. In one portion he explains what he saw, and is trying to let the readers too by saying, “upon the mere house, and the simple landscape…upon the bleak walls—upon the vacant eye-like windows—upon a few rank sedges—and upon a…

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  • Born Lucky Book Report

    On the surface, it's a story about a young psychic who has to go and try to help find kids who have disappeared in the Pine Barrens. But beneath that is a story of a young man trying to come to terms with a gift he didn't ask for and that can have real, physical consequences for him. It's about JD conquering fear. 2. What is it that draws you to the horror, thriller, sci-fi and paranormal genres? I like writing about regular people in extraordinary situations and horror and sci-fi allows you…

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  • The Cask Of Amontillado And Tell Tale Heart Comparison

    Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart, Poe showcases a unique style of writing, rendering unique pieces of literature. These stories are within the genres of horror and romanticism, however, Poe does not conform to these genres as they were in the 19th century. Poe branches out of horror and romanticism, developing gothic romanticism and pioneering psychological horror. Aspects of both genres are distinguishable and apparent in both texts. This is because Poe uses narration and dictation…

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  • Use Of Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

    The Clever Use of Imagery and Irony in Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe is best known for dark short stories and poems. His stories are not always labeled dark because of blatantly frightening and disturbing imagery, but instead are labeled dark because of the way he crafts the stories. “The Cask of Amontillado” begins with Montresor, the narrator, vowing revenge on Fortunato for insulting him. Montresor crafts an intricate plan with two criteria: Montresor cannot get caught and…

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