The Tell Tale Heart And The Black Cat Analysis

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Term Paper - 1 On ‘Edgar Allan Poe’s Experimental Art Of Narration With Reference To The Tell Tale Heart and The Black Cat ’ In partial fulfillment of the requirements for Award of Degree of B.A. Hons. English - 4 Submitted By: Supervised By: Annant Gaur Dr. Smita Mishra A0706113077 Asst. Professor Amity Institute of English Studies and Research AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH India Introduction Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, also considered the part of the American Romantic Movement. He is best known for his short tales of mystery and macabre. Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered as the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He was the first well known American writer who was known for trying to earn his living by writing, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Poe is most popularly well known for writing gothic content. His short stories are popular worldwide. He serves as an inspiration for the modern gothic writers namely, Stephen King, Joe Hill and Neil Gaiman. Out of his short stories, two of them are well known by the readers. These two shorts are ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and ‘The Black Cat’. Although…show more content…
The beginning of the content acts as making the very first impression on the mind of the readers. The beginnings of these shorts are enough to give you the hint of the potentiality that Edgar holds in his story telling. His short, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ opens with the line, “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

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