Murdder in 1843

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Edgar Allen Poe is said to be the father of horror. His psychological thrillers have influenced writers worldwide for many years. He is probably most famous for his short stories that delve into obsession, madness, and the destruction of the human mind. I ... Continue Reading


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Edgar Allan Poe was a genius. He was a very skillful artist that has created remarkable short stories. No one has outdone him in creating an atmosphere of morbid horror in such tales as in “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Edgar Allan Poe's name is synonymous with horror, dark and macabr ... Continue Reading

Edgar allan poe

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Incubus, phantasmagoric, cataleptical and miasma. Would one say that these were difficult words to understand? Well, maybe if they were a high school student. Edgar Allen Poe uses strong advanced words for his literature such as The Fall Of The House O ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allen Poe

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Have you ever read a story so insane that you wonder how the author came up with it? Edgar Allen Poe was one of the authors that made you feel this way. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Masque of Red Death there is such a creepy feeling that the reader feels that you wonde ... Continue Reading

the perfect paper

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The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe embodies every core aspect that is needed in order for writing on a paper to be called a perfect short story. The five aspects needed are characters, point of view, a setting, a tone and style, and a theme. Each of those aspects is jus ... Continue Reading

Tell Tale Heart

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Critical Analysis on Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart The Tell Tale Heart looks in depth at the actions taken by a mad man and the reasons behind them. The narrator has grown disgusted by the old man’s cataract eye and decides that he must get rid of it in order to live in harmony. However, the ... Continue Reading

The tell tale heart

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The Tell – Tale Heart is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. This story by Poe is a classic tale of horror and a perfect example of Poe’s classic horror style. The Tell Tale Heart is a story of total hatred for another person. In this story the narrator is plotting to kil ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allen Poe

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Many authors in the vast history of our literature have used many different ways to make us realize things about ourselves. Many different types of stories teach us many different things. Authors like Edgar Allen Poe have shown us how dark our thoughts actually go. Also authors like Shirley Jacks ... Continue Reading

“The Tell-Tale Heart”

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Poe’s work has made a huge impact on American and International literature. Poe, as he does with many of his stories, fills this story with suspense and thrills. Poe’s sense of mood and tone in his writing help create a thrilling, strange, and mysterious atmosphere, which leads to the theme ( ... Continue Reading

Characters in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is an American writer of the19th century. His writing style is absolutely different from others. He always creates mysterious characters in his writings. In the beginning he was introduced as a poet then he became a famous short story writer of the uncanny, but he kept writing poems. ... Continue Reading

Demonstration of madness in Ed

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Demonstration of madness in Edgar Allan Poe’s Edgar Allan Poe is the great American writer of the short story. One of Poe’s short stories was “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the Story of a cruel murder. To understand the main idea of the story reader must know all litera ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allan Poe: A Mind of Darkness

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For centuries people have been deeply affected by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. He uses a dark, poetic writing style to incorporate himself into his stories to expose the evil in him, which is also a reflection of the evil in everyone. By incorporating himself into the story as the main character, ... Continue Reading

How To Build A Fire, Tell Tale Heart Compare And Contrast

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In this essay I will compare and contrast the protagonist in the two stories “How to Build a Fire”, and “The Tell Tale Heart”. “How to Build a Fire”, is about a man on a mission to cross over the cold, desolate countryside of the Yukon. “The Tell Tale Heartâ ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allan Poe

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Poe's writing does more than entertain the reader. It can be an insight into the dark and somber world of Edgar Allen Poe. One does not understand the meaning of Poe if it is read at the superficial level. He must read into Poe, and understand the hardships of his life and how he maintained them ... Continue Reading

A Deeper Darkness

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Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be one of the most influential short story authors of mystery, suspense, and the supernatural. His usage of literary techniques compels his reader to finish his tales at one sitting. It is believed that Poe’s usage of first-person narrative in hi ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allan Poe and Psychological Terror

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Edgar Allan Poe was an extraordinary writer. Born during the Romanic Era in literature, Poe managed shock readers of his time and the modern readers, with terrifying, gruesome plots. Two of his literary works, “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, are pe ... Continue Reading

Steered by Fear

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Can fear cause an uncontrolled action, or can we control our feelings? Fear is the most dangerous feeling that mankind can experience, but it is also the greatest motivator. “The Tell-Tale Heart”, a short story that was written by Edgar Ellen Poe is dealing with fear and its ... Continue Reading

The Use of Irony in

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Like many of Edgar Allen Poe’s works, “The Tell-Tale Heart” is full of death and darkness. Poe used many of the real life tragedies he experienced as inspiration for his gothic style of writing. Poe dealt with many aspects of death and madness in his ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19th, 1809. He was orphaned at an early age and subsequently entered the home of his guardians John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. He never was actually adopted by the Allans, although Poe added the name Allan to his own. Poe was brought up in ... Continue Reading

Poe, Doppelgängers and The Tell-Tale Heart

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DEFINITIONS OF THE DOPPELGÄNGER TECHNIQUE 1. The  doppelgänger  is a literary technique in which a double (or look-alike) appears in the story as a representation of evil. 2. The doppelgänger technique is a literary technique by which a character is duplicated (usually in the form of an alter ego, ... Continue Reading

How does Edgar Allen Poe keep the reader in suspense in ‘The

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In our modern world today, we are affected by the many number of stories we hear. But how do the authors of these short stories keep the reader exited and focused? Suspense. Suspense is the type of writing skill authors use to give readers uncertainty about the conclusion of the story. In some stori ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allan Poe's Perversion

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I have chosen to research and write my Extended Essay on Edgar Allan Poe and his portrayal of perversion, which is present in every human’s heart. I read many of his short stories and realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. I have watched movies tha ... Continue Reading

Symbolism in fiction: A Rose for Emily & The Tell-Tale Heart

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In the same way a painter uses shape, color, perspective, and other aspects of visual art to create a painting, a fiction writer uses character, setting, plot, point of view, theme and various kinds of symbolism and language to create artistic effect in fiction. In literature ... Continue Reading

Subject Formation in the Tell Tale Heart

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Discuss Foucault’s ideas about subject formation. Consider: How discourses divide and regulate ‘individuals’ in society; How this process constructs ‘subject positions’ which individuals inhabit; How individuals comply with this ‘normative’ regime. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by E ... Continue Reading

Edgar Allan Poe

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Mood is the prevailing feeling or emotion of a literary work. An author’s choice of words is crucial to the mood that is created in his or her work. The author Edgar Allan Poe uses ornate diction to create a dark and morose mood in his stories “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Masque of ... Continue Reading