It's about plot, theme and sensory imagary? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I have just started studying Poe. I really need some help at putting together an essay On Poe's minimal use of plot and theme and his attempt at a meloncoly effect. I just need some ideas of where i might find others who think the same way or disagree. Please help. Thanks Debbie

-- Anonymous, May 17, 2000


The minimal use of plot and theme makes Poe's works less plausible in a logical manner, therefore subjectivity is valued more than objectivity. Poe's works are a descent into those hidden realms of the mind, heart, and soul, in which ordinary man usually does not delve, save for in dreams and certain heightened states (subjective states in themselves). I believe this can best be seen in the short story The Pit And The Pendulum, as well as his poetry (Ulalume, etc). Poe also values the melancholic effect because it is like dwelling in a deeper realm of the senses, it transports the reader into a place that is usually taboo otherwise (death, for instance).

-- Anonymous, May 18, 2000

poe is a kind of literature which is using the intonation meaning

-- Anonymous, December 30, 2002

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