Edgar Allan Poe “The Raven”

Edgar Allan Poe is a prominent American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, whose works are popular with the readers all over the globe. The timeless themes of Poe’s stories and the struggles of his characters indeed remain relevant nowadays. His cocktail of death, love and suffer is of an undying combination. His short stories and poems are sodden with darkness, agony, mystery, and obsession of inevitable death, they thrill and excite. The Pit And The Pendulum, The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall Of The House of Usher are only a few of his famous works. And his most recognizable and outstanding work is, definitely, a narrative poem The Raven.

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Freemasonry in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is a famous American writer, literary critic, poet, and the creator of the Gothic genre in American Literature. He gained his prominence due to his grim and horrifying short stories. Also, he is considered being the creator of the detective fiction genre and psychological prose. Poe’s most famous work is the poem called The Raven. But The Cask of Amontillado takes a worthy place in the gallery of the nightmares of the American writer. The topic of people buried alive in Poe’s works is often and relevant, but the way it displayed in The Cask of Amontillado is special. The story contains a reference to the secret organization called Freemasonry that has a significant function in the story.

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Poe

Gothic literature is one of the most horrifying, controversial, one of the first successful mass genres. Edgar Poe became the writer, who renewed the aesthetics of the Gothic literature, modernized it, introducing a whole new level to the category of horrible in the literature. Poe has established a new type of stories that gave rise to the literature of horror, as we know it today. Many of his short stories are worth attention, but let’s focus on his famous work The Fall of the House of Usher that is considered to be a perfect example of a literary work that is written with compliance of all Gothic tradition features.

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