Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Poe’s Critical Theories. It needs to be at least 2000 words. Peel away Poes obsession with the supernatural, the death, and the character distention into depravity. What remains is a demonstration of elegant, meticulously detailed, and carefully constructed prose which is undeniably unique. Each of Poes short stories exhibit his dedication to structure, brevity, and the perfect execution of the English language (“Edgar”). His aptitude and grace as an author can easily be seen in the quintessential Gothic horror short story “The Fall of the House Usher,” originally published in “Burton`s Gentleman`s Magazine” in 1839. It is through the use of formal literary devices that Poe creates and manipulates his audience through fear.
There are many Poes. There is Poe the poet, Poe the inventor of detective fiction, Poe the literary critic, Poe the book reviewer and magazine editor/contributor, Poe the author of grotesquely comic sketches, Poe the creator of psychological horror tales. There is Poe the hoaxster, Poe the fantasist, Poe who applied the principles of ciphers, mesmerism, and cryptology. There are just more Poes than can be considered in this single volume. Poe has become arguably the most influential writer America ever produced. He influenced many authors. His work is read and studied in classrooms all over the world. The mythology surrounding Poe has created an instantly identifiable celebrity for generations, including postmodern culture (“Edgar”).
During the last two decades of the eighteenth century, musicians, painters, and writers all across Europe reacted against the values and aesthetic sensibilities that shaped a century whose core beliefs were rooted in scientific principles, reason, and rationality. The Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, trusted that in the proper use of the intellect, humans could overcome the .urge to commit random acts of evil against themselves and others. According to historian Norman Hampson, the Enlightenment was convinced that the affairs of man were guided by a beneficent God. Man himself was assumed to be good and decent by nature.