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Another Poe classic short story entitled the Tell Tale Heart also displayed his unique way of gaining the attention of the reader by use of dark and gloomy descriptions. This story is about going mad and losing one's mind. Poe may have really experienced this process as this story definitely takes a personal tone. The reader cannot help to feel the chaotic feelings that madness brings when grasping the Poe's words: " TRUE! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses - not destroyed - not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? " Once again Poe takes the first person narrative as the route to deliver his dark message, making them not only more colorful, but also more scary and realistic.

Today's poets and story tellers could learn much from revisiting some of Poe's works. The personal touch and his willingness to incorporate some of the more darker sides of human awareness makes him stand out from others. The honesty that Poe used should be adopted and adapted for other writers to seem more sincere about their work. Unlike some modern writers who write horror stories, such as Stephen King, Poe personalizes his stories in ways that King doesn't. Instead of suspense King uses graphic violence and shock...

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Poe does this with artistic language forcing the reader to depict many of the most chilling moments of his stories in his or her own way.
Ultimately what made Poe a great thinker and writer which separated him from his peers was the author's style of incorporating a personal touch into his work. We can feel Poe in his writings. The fear that emanates off the pages and the creepy behavior that we witness becomes vivid and bright when reading and using the imagination. Poe's work can therefore be classified as courageous and bold.

Communicators are successful when they can convince their audience that their experiences are real and important. Exploiting emotions for all their worth helps in this process and Poe is no exception to this rule. Poe concentrated on exploiting the fearful and dreadful sides of life to help bring out these emotions in his audience providing him with both a successful literary career and a means of self-expression that may otherwise be restricted and used for more evil purposes besides entertainment .

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Poe, Edgar a. " Annabel Lee." The Literature Network. Viewed 8 April 2013. Retrieved from http://www.online-literature.com/poe/44/

Poe, Edgar a. " the Cask of Amontillado." The Literature Network. Viewed 8 April 2013. Retrieved from http://www.online-literature.com/poe/44/

Poe, Edgar a. "The Tell-Tale Heart." The Literature Network. Viewed 8 April 2013. Retrieved from http://www.online-literature.com/poe/44/


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