1. What does the epigraph at the beginning of the story mean?
The epigraph sends a message to the reader about the story that is about to be told. It tells the reader that all mysteries are solvable. It reveals a bit about the story and the message behind it.
2. Why did Edgar Allan Poe include an epigraph before the story begins?
Edgar Allan Poe included an epigraph before the story to foreshadow the events that occur in the story. Poe uses the epigraph to show the reader a reasoning behind Dupin's thoughts about the mystery. The epigraph is used to reinforce Dupin's beliefs.
3. How does The Narrator describe the story that he tells?
The Narrator describes his story as a powerful example of analysis. The story is about his friend with excellent deduction skills, and he feels that this friend serves as a template for deductive minds everywhere.
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