Arabesques and Grotesques : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

According to Poe, what are "arabesques and grotesques"?

-- Anonymous, November 29, 1999


If I remember correctly, Arabesques are the terrors of the mind, Grotesques are the terrors of the body. An example in The Cask of Amantillado Arabesque would have been the thoughts he had when he was trapped behind the wall, Grotesque would have been being trapped.

-- Anonymous, November 29, 1999

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