Poe's Gothic/Macabre elements in his writing

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i'm working on an essay topic for english 102, i'm supposed to write an essay concerning poe's use of dark elements in his writing, does anyone have any ideas about where to start, and any website to get some in

-- Anonymous, February 05, 2001


I'm looking for stuff on the same topic and I can't find anything either. If YOU have any ideas for my paper please help me, or if you get any ideas from other people pass them my way via e-mail. Thanks

-- Anonymous, May 23, 2001

Well, this is probably not the answeer you are looking for but at least on of the elements he uses in music. Just read the poem 'The Raven' outloud => sounds dark.

-- Anonymous, December 03, 2001

Hi, I'm doing something similar in an American Literature class. My thesis is that Poe uses paraphernalia from the romantic sub-genre of Gothicism to show a descent into madness. So far, I've found examples such as him using the catacombs as the settings in "The Cask of Amontillado" and also the raven in his poem "The Raven" since reference to that species of bird can be found all over, dating back to the time the term "goth" originated. If you need more ideas, I should have my outline finished tonight and you can email me asking more specific questions.

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2002

look in "The Fall of the House of Usher". Basically everything in it is a gothic element that represents something else.

-- Anonymous, March 27, 2003

i need warren rosier's poe's gothic elments in his writing

-- Anonymous, August 04, 2003

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