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I need some information A.S.A.P. on good things and bad things about Edgar Allen Poe. I need to have some critical analysis of his work. So anyone that can help please e-mail me.

-- Anonymous, April 18, 2000


Although this is not much of an answer, I also need not only some critical analysis on Poe's work but also some literary one on certain short stories, such as: The House of Usher, William Wilson, The Tell- tale heart, The Black Cat, etc. Any contribution of any sort will be really great!!!!

-- Anonymous, July 02, 2000

I don't have an answer,but some Literary analysis on The Tell-Tale Heart would help. A start for u would be to narrow it down to one or two elements. My focus is to analze the narrarator and his point of view. Sorry I couldn't help much but if someone wants to chat about it email me.

-- Anonymous, July 18, 2000

This isn't an answer either, but I have a critical analysis due Friday. I need to write on how he writes. For example: how he builds up suspense or how he brings emotion into his writing. If you guys have anything, anything at all please e-mail me ASAP.

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2000

if you need critical analysis, go to a library and find a book called poetry has alot of info!

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2000

Edgar was a good friend of mine he was a simple man who liked to eat peanuts. Some called him the elephant man

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2000

Hey, I have a project due for something like this. There are sites where you can find criticizim stuff...but srry i don't remember the sites i got them off of!

Edgar was a good friend of mine he was a simple man who liked to eat peanuts. Some called him the elephant man <~~~ok how could u possible know him he's been dead over like 100 years...thats um weird

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2001

This is not an answer, but i also need critical analysis on the black cat. Can anyone help me.

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2001

I know that this wont help at all, but I have a papper due in poetry pretty soon, and I have to have analysis on the poem A dream Within A Dream. If anybody knows anything or any web sights PLEASE e-mail ASAP! Thanks!

-- Anonymous, April 17, 2001

I'm sorry I can't help, either. I'm looking for info on critics of Poe just in general. All I know is a man named Jim lives in my lava lamp and Poe is the king of the toaster pastries. Hope it helps. :)

-- Anonymous, December 24, 2001

Does anyone know where I can get a critical analysis of how the events of Poe's life is reflected in "The Tell-Tale Heart" and the "Pit and the Pendullum". Please e-mail me if you can help.

-- Anonymous, December 27, 2001

I wrote the wrong e-mail address this is the right one Thanks

-- Anonymous, December 27, 2001

I need to get critical analysis on Edgar Allan Poe's Hop-Frog can anyone help. Please email me as soon as possable.

-- Anonymous, February 19, 2002

I need a critical analysis on the symbolism of the masque of the red death. please help me!

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2002

i am doing a paper somewhat like yours and i have to do a 12page analysis on one of poes poems and i have no idea which one to probably gonna either do the raven or anabel lee. im a lazy person and i just want to get this stupid thing over with so i just need someones opinion on which one to do...keep in mind that i wanna do the easiest one possible. thanx for your help!

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2002

this isn't an answer, but i seriously need some Critique on "Annabel Lee". i have a research paper due in 1 week. if anyone knows anything on where i can find some info, email me, QUICK!

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2002

it's not a kind of answer,but i can give you a site i hope it will help you i am also preparing a research paper ,please if anyone has got information about the characters and themes in "william wilson" of poe please contact me to my email

-- Anonymous, June 03, 2002

you all make me sick, everybody wants something, but you are not willing to give anything in return, you can all blow

-- Anonymous, June 04, 2002

there is no answer , i need an analysis about "william wilson"

-- Anonymous, September 16, 2002

i have an answer....look somewhere else this link will get u nowhere and only take u to other people who want answer to random bs too. get over it and go to a library!

-- Anonymous, September 22, 2002

This site is the least help that I have gotten yet on analysis for "The Black Cat"...You guys make me wanna die!...Losers

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2002

You all sound so crabby. You can't expect someone else to write an entire paper for you. And this site has been help. So just take a deap breath, and SMILE!

-- Anonymous, December 03, 2002

I don't actually mean to answer this question.I only want to tell you that I have the same problem.I need some critics on "annabell lee" for my homework actually,so if you have please share with me.

-- Anonymous, December 15, 2002

anymoron reading this page would have figured out that no ones answering just asking, so get over it and stop asking!!! lolz jeez i feel bad for the first person who asked!...

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2002

Maybe this can help. A while back i had to compare "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of the Red Death." Here is what I wrote: Edgar Allan Poe was well known for his macabre-like writing style and was able to expose this in “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” He allowed death to come alive in each of these short stories through vivid imagery and emotional narrators. Poe made death into a sort of adversary that went looking for people to unleash its power onto. People never surrendered to this power, however; they ran from it. Commonly, these short stories have a theme as follows: man will hide from events around him in order to save himself, but in the end, there is no sanctuary because the death will find him somehow. When faced with life threatening situations, most men will flee for protection in order to escape death, but this is done in vain. This is the theme that can be found in “The Masque of the Red Death.” A sort of disease had struck the city, people were dying, and the Prince Prospero decided to take himself and a thousand other people into one of his castles where they could be safe from the outbreak. They left, all of them, and went into the castle, planning to stay there until the “Red Death” had gone away. The chase was on once they entered those chambers and started to dance as if there was no such thing as death or the plague. No one can outrun death for long. In fact, after the first six months of isolation, “Red Death” had found its way into the walls of the vast castle and all of its occupants could no longer run as they began to drop to the floor in puddles of their own blood. Death had made found those who hid from it even inside of this shelter. “The Fall of the House of Usher” has a theme as follows: mans is unable to survive without either the mind or the senses and, thus, there is no escaping death. This theme is presented in an unorthodox way, the mental and physical link between twins. Roderick Usher has a twin sister Madeline that can be seen as an extension of him. Of the two, he is the mind and she is the body, the senses. She has a disease in which her body has begun to dissipate and, in turn, his mind has started to deteriorate because their physical link has weakened. Roderick put his sister in a tomb thinking that she had died and in hopes that he would become more mentally stable. This was not the case. He can be seen having trouble with his own physical attributes after the premature entombment. She was very much alive and he knew this because he could hear her trying to free herself from the coffin. By denying what he heard he was only prolonging the inevitable. Madeline opened that coffin and made her way all the way up to Roderick. As broken mind and body were reunited, death fell upon the two. According to “The Masque of Red Death” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” death is unavoidable. All people die at one time or another. However, the way in which he expresses this is on the more figurative level. For example, the Prince Prospero represented happiness and the house with its mighty “fissure” represented Roderick’s mind and how it had begun to crumble, in the end, falling apart completely. He used a great amount of his imagination in order to produce these compelling stories. Still, they have not reached the Romantic ideal, the transcendence of imagination over reality. During the Romantic period, imagination was used to open up a world of dreams. Instead, he opened up a hectic and almost mind-numbing world. Poe’s characters did not resemble the ordinary, trite person. As an alternative, he entered the darkness of the human mind and soul and exposed it for everyone to know and feel. It is known that the things that Poe tells about do not happen in reality. Therefore, sadly so, Poe was unable to push imagination to a point above reality. His work was not done futilely since he has now opened up another, exciting world of literature.

-- Anonymous, May 12, 2003

You said you needed criticism so i had a look through a couple of past essays and came up with some information on ''The Cask Of Amontillado'' and ''The Tell Tale Heart''. In both stories it is seen that Poe likes to take us into the mind of a criminal. In these too stories it is seen that the narrator is the criminal which makes him an unriliable narrator. In ''The Cask Of Amontillado'' we know that there are only two physical people Fortunato and Montressor but Luchesi is a none physical character but he plays a big part because he is used as part of a bribe to get Fortunato down into the crypt. Look out for these kind of details and your marks will go through the roof. Email me for more help on your essays

-- Anonymous, September 17, 2003

Critique of Tell Tale Heart

The Title of the story is “ The Tell-Tale Heart” it is written by Edgar Allan Poe. The general plot summary of the story is that it is an American Gothic tale of a vicious murder of a psychopath. The Setting is in the victim’s house. The general characteristics of American Gothic Fiction are that it has a dark, scary setting; it is meant to be frightening; that it has violence; and that it is focused on the supernatural. The first characteristic of American Gothic fiction is that it has a dark, scary setting. on the supernatural. The house is filled with dark images, and the story shows this. The narrator mentions using a latern during the night when he is protruding his head in the door. The Second characteristic is that it is meant to be frightening. Poe doesn’t want to just frighten the reader. The story suggests the narrator is driven to kill this man. It is mentioned where he plans this murder for a week. The part about sneaking into the old man’s chamber every night and raising the lantern without waking him up is unnerving. The light that shone on the evil eye from the latern is frightening. The Third characteristic is that it has violence. The murder of the victim was horrendous. It wasn't just a normal murder he also took the head and limbs of the body. "...I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs." (Poe 58) Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Tell-Tale Heart” is an American Gothic classic. The characteristics of American Gothic fiction are used perfectly by Poe to create his story of a horrific murder. The evil eye and the heart are supernatural along with the dark, scary setting in the house. Poe's style of writing was very detailed and the sense that he talked himself through everything made him look more like a madman in this story. He

-- Anonymous, October 23, 2003

Ok...this isn't an answer but i some literary analysis on "The Masque of the Red Death" *muahz* to everyone

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2003

I am having to do a critical analsysis on poe's The Masque of the red death also. My paper is due today so I will trade my paper for some help on a research paper on the legality/morality issues in barn burning and a Jury oh her peers. Good luck yall

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2003


-- Anonymous, November 22, 2003 bout

These are 'Masque of the Red Death' specific, but if you chop bits of the end of the links you'll get to the home page eventually. Thanks to Christina, the only person to post a useful answer, and I do wonder why people's sense of spell goes out the window as soon as they're sat in front of a keyboard!

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2004

We to are looking for critical thought about Masque of The Red Death and we would like to give much thanks to Christina. you were a lot of help. Nakeisha

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2004

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