The Black Cat : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

hey everybody could you please help me .. i just wanna a summarry and analysis for" the black cat" .. and i've a question about this quatition "Yet I will not attempt to expound them. To me, they have presented little but Horror --to many they will seem less terrible than baroques. " why Horror wrriten by captil ?? plz plz plz plz help me as soon as possible or as u can thanxxxxx soooooooo much ..

-- Anonymous, September 27, 2004



-- Anonymous, September 28, 2004

Ordinarily, the word "horror" would be written in lower case letters. However, for artistic reasons, Poe probably capitalized it in order to amplify the effect of the word.

In contrast to the dry and business-like style of the writer's narrative, the word "Horror" occurs as a startling shock. The reader would now want to continue reading this story in order to learn what made the series of events so fearful and frightening to the author.

Poe was an extraordinary artist. Every word is used for a reason. To ask why the word is capitalized is a very good and perceptive question. It leads to answers that reveal the superiority of Poe's work.

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2004

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