what is the importance of setting in Poe's works

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what is the importance of the setting in Poe's works

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2002


poe explains it himself in Usher and it seems operative in his other stories. The setting matches the mind, mood and fate of the central character or narrator in symbolic and psychological, metaphysical unity. There is little needless embellishment. Even lurid settings seem greatly reduced to their singular function to create the single emotion, the plot and crisis. They even go so far as to being mainly dreamscapes which is the perfect mind product of such settings.

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2002

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