Many a great author have come to inhibit to the world distinguished literary merit, some to be considered masterpieces of novelty, others to be frowned upon for not meeting the requirements of civilized society. Edgar Allen Poe was one of the authors frowned upon because his talent of writing was based on bringing out the fears and deep suspense of which a single person can barely hold on to.
Quoth the raven, Nevermore take into account the essence of this single phrase used in Poes writing, so simple; and yet so strategically placed as to pull the reader deeper and farther into Poes own imagination; as to for just a moment cause the reader to be Poe, see as Poe, think as Poe, and for even shorter a moment experience the fear and enthrallment that Poe faces while writing his novels.
Edgar Allen Poe had a way to manipulate the mind, to cause what people feared and loathed to come to life; but at the same time keep a distinctive grasp on any who read his literature, once a story or poem was began it was a trap that pulled you in and held on, the only way out was to finish the whole way through.
Somehow, Poe initiated a method of incorporating suspense and trickery into his novels and poems, a reader may be anxious to get to the end and find out what was the final occurrence was; while at the same time the reader knew that paying attention to the story carefully, was of vital importance to understand why, what happened at the end happened. Edgar Allen Poe was quite good at using guilt as a side effect; he would cause the antagonist of his stories to think of themselves as the better people when they would commit deeds of revenge and or trickery.
But what normally began as pride or reason for the deed would quickly be reversed within time to guilt and pain. Poe had a way of describing the pain of others, especially guilt he would find distinctive phrases and or words that would describe pain as unending and inescapable, to a point of anxiety where you dont think you can take much more and just at that exact moment; at the apex of the climactic sequence Poe would deliver an astonishing blow that would cause you to slow back down and relax at the stories end.
I have been a great fan of Edgar Allen Poe ever since I read the Tall Tale Heart, in the fourth grade to do as a book report. The one and only thing I have ever found negative in Poes literature is how confusing he makes his stories to be. I have discovered in such stories as The murders in The Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, The Mystery of Mary Roget and others, Poe must write his works with a certain eloquence and properness that can most likely be appealing to only him and a distinct few others.
Edgar Allen Poe, I consider to be one of the greatest authors of all time, to be included when people list the names of Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Emily Bronte and many others. I can most likely say that the more common persons are fond of Poes work, his way with words is a key to unlocking the imagination and fascination of what is literary merit.