Questions tagged [edgar-allan-poe]

For questions about the 19th-century author Edgar Allan Poe and his writings, which include both poetry and short stories, some of which have had widespread influence in their genres. Questions about his poems and short stories should be tagged [poetry] and [short-stories] respectively.

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Was Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum at all inspired by A Predicament?

Poe's satirical short story A Predicament tells the story of a woman who is slowly decapitated by the minute hand of a large cathedral clock. In all its ridiculous, it was supposed to be a horror ...
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Was Lovecraft influenced by Poe's "The Black Cat"?

While researching a question about Lovecraft, I was reading the article Stephen A. Black, "Literary Biography and Psychological Criticism: In the Matter of H. P. Lovecraft", Canadian Review of ...
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What is the meaning behind Poe's "The Assignation"?

Has anyone read and analyzed Poe's "The Assignation"? I read it and have a preliminary understanding of it but failed to perceive greater nuances by far.
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Why all the fuss about Doctor Dubble L. Dee?

In Poe's short story "Three Sundays in a Week" (which can be read in full here), the protagonist and his intended bride need to outwit his uncle, who has decreed that they can only get ...
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Significance of the name Annabel Lee?

"Annabel Lee" is one of many pieces of writing by Edgar Allan Poe which explore the theme of a beloved woman who died young. As with other such works, most famously "The Raven", critics have ...