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Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe uses his stories to instill a single emotion into the reader. He uses many different aspects of the story to do this, including setting, characters, and action. For example, in the poems, "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" he instills the emotions of despair and loneliness. In the short stories "The Cast of the Amontillado" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" he instills the emotion of fear. In …

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…by having the house become alive, and attack the innocent people inside. Also, the mystery of the house that is not fully explained for so long adds to the reader's fear. In each of these stories Poe used all of these elements to create the desired effects on the reader. They are used differently in each story, since one aspect is used more prominently to create the desired effect. Overall, Poe uses them each effectively.