Essays Tagged: "Poe"

Why I think that Mark Twain is the greatest author of his time

to agree more with whatMencken had to say 'Put him beside Emerson, or Whitman, or Hawthorne, or evenPoe; he was palpably the superior of all of them'. I could really relate to lots of theideas and emo ...

(2 pages) 48 1 3.7 Aug/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

An analysis of The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe

Thesis: Poe uses symbolism to unfold this gripping tale of terror.I. The first symbol in the story is the na ... The 'Red Death' had longdevastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or hideous.' (Poe 72) This disease left scarlet stains upon itvictims skin. Any victim of this disease was totally ... to a secluded abbey. He was sure theseclusion from the Red Death would save his life. He was wrong!Poe uses his supporting character Prince Prospero, to show the wealth of royalty in this story. This ...

(2 pages) 128 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

The Fall of the House of Usher is definitely a piece written in Poe's usual style; a dark foreboding tale of death and insanity filled with imagery, allusion, and h ... eading to distract him. He chooses the Mad Trist, which is apparently a story completely created by Poe (and is definitely in his style). It is a story of a Hero, Ethelred, who forcibly enters the hom ... s and soon after the House of Usher collapses.This story is full of hidden and upper current, or as Poe says "mystic current", meanings. One of Poe's largest uses of secondary meaning in this story is ...

(4 pages) 146 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe. For both madness exists in the world

Fear, terror and suspense are the most vivid emotions created by Poe's stories and by Hitchcock's films. Several themes are common to both: the madness that exists i ... narrative techniques can be seen clearly in 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and in Psycho.For both Poe and Hitchcock, madness exists in the world. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and Psycho are two ... movie both take place in a dark and gloomy house, a 'ghostly house' -- 'a mansion of doom,' writes Poe. In both houses there is the presence of a mysterious woman. For Poe, the woman is Roderick Ushe ...

(5 pages) 81 1 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicals" Term Paper

ks atpeople from a technological standpoint, but from a human one as well. His well crafted, almost poeticstories are science fiction in setting only. They put much more emphasis on the apathy andinhu ... his time as he read the Oz books, Alice inWonderland, Tarzan, Grimms' Fairy Tales, and the works of Poe. In 1934 his family moved to LosAngeles, where Bradbury attended high school and joined the Los ...

(5 pages) 43 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Emotions portrayed in literary works and artistic displays. Speaks of works by Poe, Baudelaire, Monet, and Warhol

ion. These emotions can also beportrayed in literaray works and artisitic displays, such as those ofPoe, Baudelaire, Manet, and Warhol. In Poe's "Man of the Crowd,"there are several descriptions of di ... ." These characterisiticsappear to be defensive motions, thus showing their wariness of others.Like Poe, Baudelaire also describes emotions through bodylanguage and clothing. In addtition, beauty is a ...

(7 pages) 129 1 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Art Essays

Daniel Hoffman says of the House of Usher: »It is no house at all, but a profound and intricate metaphor of the self.« Discuss.

similar. The bleak, discoloured walls can be compared to the "ghastly pallor of [Roderick's] skin" (Poe 1994, p.80) and as fungi covering the walls find their counterpart in Roderick's hair (both are ... ick's hair (both are web-like), the eye-like windows find theirs in Roderick's "lustre of the eye" (Poe 1994, p.80). Similarly, "the remoter angles of [Roderick's] chamber, or the recesses of the vaul ...

(2 pages) 144 2 3.9 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Critical Comparisons Between Whitman And Dickinson

man And DickinsonGodey's Magazine, November, 1896, printed: "[Emily Dickinson] and Walt Whitman and Poe are this nation's most original contributions to the world's poetry. Poe was typical only to Poe ... tively American spirit." Both Dickinson and Whitman are regarded as the founders of modern American poetry. Walt Whitman(1819-1892), for the time was breaking new ground with his diverse, energetic ve ...

(4 pages) 83 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Inescapable Truth: An Analysis of "The Tell-Tale Heart". Poe's essay point of view analyzed.

capable Truth: An Analysisof "The Tell-Tale Heart"Although during the first few lines of his story, Poe suggests that his nameless narrator is mad, a reader cannot fully assert this assumption until t ... ader cannot fully assert this assumption until the madman explains his feelings toward the old man. Poe's first line even deviates the reader from a strong conclusion of insanity: "True!--nervous--ver ...

(4 pages) 194 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

The House of Usher

The various settings in the story "The House of Usher"In the story The House of Usher, Poe uses the mood and the setting to create the ups and downs of a great horor story. By changing th ... g. When Roderick approaches the house, you can sense how evil and unsafe this visit is going to be. Poe talks about the house saying "with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gl ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Psycho-analysis of The Oval Portrait, and "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Poe uses The Oval Portrait to make a comment on life, particularly on things that he may have missed ... y, Mrs Radcliffe, and a valet named Pedro, are a mother and father type caring figure respectively. Poe himself never really had parents, and so this is his way of living out his dreams.The candelabra ... ys the beauty in his paintings, he is unable to feel, and touch and experience the fullness of life.Poe is trying to say that it is only when we reach the end of our lives that we can truly sit back a ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe's story "The Cask of Amontillado" is an illistration of how crimes and there consiquences

from the one who judges the crime."The thousands injures of Fortunato I had borne as I best could" (Poe 173). Montresor, the central narrator of this story, tells us, Fortunato had over time constantl ... ct be an adequate level of retribution based on the crime and punishment system of the time period. Poe is possibly simply describing a murderous act of a psychotic killer but again based upon the pun ...

(4 pages) 94 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

"Helen" by Hilda Doolittle, expressing her growing hatred of Helen.

e first thought I come up with when reading Doolittle's Helen is the extreme difference between her poem, and Poe's poem, Helen. Doolittle and Poe both describe Helen using her face, eyes, legs, hands ... s, legs, hands, and knees; however, Doolittle expresses the speaker's growing hatred of Helen while Poe adores her deeply.Doolittle makes an interesting choice when she says "all Greece" instead of "a ...

(1 pages) 28 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"The Black Cat" by Edgar Alan Poe.

THE BLACK CATThe Black Cat is one of Poe's famous murder tales. The story is told by the murderer himself, the narrator is speaking to us ...

(3 pages) 69 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Madaline as a Vampire

n the atmosphere of deserted estates, covered with gloomy fog and voiceless darkness. The mood that Poe creates in The fall of the house of Usher over the character of Madaline reminds of a vampire be ... e for normal people to do this. That's why the description of Madaline and her actions confirm that Poe describes in his story a vampire behavior.

(1 pages) 32 0 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Contradictions on the "Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe

hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed" (Poe 291). This clearly implies that the narrator can see his future victim: "I could see him as he l ... as pitch with the thick darkness...and so I knew that he could not see the opening of the door..." (Poe 292). This implies that the room and hallway are pitch black, which means that neither the victi ...

(4 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Symbolism in American Romantic fiction.

s operating in the world and all this can be found in the works of such Romantic fiction writers as Poe, Hawthorne and Melville. Their works however, do not relate itself directly to the social scene ... Usher" is also full of symbols that are used here to help understand the theme through the setting. Poe chose every word in every sentence carefully to create a gloomy mood. For example, Usher's house ...

(7 pages) 50 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

To what extent do 'The Black Cat' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe conform to the conventions of the Gothic Horror Genre?

ventions of the Gothic horror to his advantage and also expressing a recognisable individual style, Poe has become one of the, most respected writers of his genre.To study the extent that Poe conforms ... In 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' the common features of a gothic horror story become clear from the start. Poe says 'will you say that I am mad?' This shows that Poe is trying to play on people's fear of the ...

(10 pages) 109 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare and Contrast of POV used by Hitchcock and Poe

Hitchcock and Poe, masters of thrill and fear, do not possess occult powers that would explain their success in en ... ry than those of flamboyant special effects or abstruse language. In Hitchcock's Rear Window and in Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," both storytellers use a first person point of view to build ... r thoughts and emotions with those of the character to establish doubt and hesitation.Similarly, in Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," the reader visualizes the situation through the descriptive ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

The Cask of Amontillado

illadoThere are many elements in a story that an author uses to bring out a central theme. Edgar A. Poe is well known for using tone and setting to help develop a theme in his writings. "The Cask of A ... d setting to help develop a theme in his writings. "The Cask of Amontillado" is no exception to Mr. Poe's use of the aforementioned techniques to develop the theme of revenge.The very first line of th ...

(2 pages) 118 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe