HELP!!! Literary Criticism on "The Devil in the Belfry" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I need to find just one more literary criticism on Poe's short story, "The Devil in the Belfry." I need all the help I can get. Thank you much.


-- Anonymous, March 27, 2001


Hi! I' m working at the same tale too for my final paper. You cuold look at www-unix., there is a questionnary that guides you through a text analisys. Send me a mail at, I will be glad to exchange informations

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2001

This light fable is a humor piece lampooning the German race generally by a burlesque form of the dialect, also making fun of their punctuality and sauerkraut with crude puns. This low humor was common probably until the last German dialect comedian stopped making radio shows or movies. Der Teufel(devil)plays Irish tunes on his fiddle sybolizing Poe's disruptive fun and his own nature. Good example of the way Poe uses dialect(The Gold Bug) other ethnic voices usually used in a lightly mocking manner we might find a bit unacceptable today.

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2001

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