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Romanticism of Edgar Allan Poe

Summary: Explores author Edgar Allan Poe's credentials as a Romantic writer. Describes the many Romantic characteristics which appear in Poe's short stories and poems.
Edgar Allan Poe was a suspenseful writer of horror stories, as he was indeed a Romantic writer. Many Romantic characteristics are shown in Poe's short stories and poems. A significant trait of Romanticism was Poe's vivid imagination that aided him to write some of his brilliant masterpieces. As said in the Cycle of American Literature, "Poe's conception of imagination has been applied to a whole generation of French Poets" (The Cycle of American Literature, 57). One of Poe's well-known short stories, The Cask of Amontillado, demonstrates how he crafted a tale of revenge using his creative imagination. There is no doubt that Poe was a sensationalist who appeals to many readers, but he is also a Romantic writer.

Romantic qualities are abundant in Poe's stories. In many of Poe's stories emotion is superior to reason, which is a basic Romantic ideal. In The Cask of Amontillado...

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