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"God shield and deliver me from the fangs of the Arch-Fiend! No Sooner had the reverberations of my blows sunk into silence, than I was answered by a voice from within the tomb!--by a cry, at first muffled and broken, like the sobbing of a child, and then quickly swelling into one long, loud and continuous scream utterly anomalous and inhuman--a howl--a wailing shriek, half of horror and half of triumph, such might have arisen only out of hell. Of my own thoughts it is folly to speak...through extremity of terror an awe...the corps already greatly decayed and cotted with gore, stood erect before the eyes of the spectators. Upon its head with red extended mouth and solitary eye of fire, sat the hideous beast whose craft had seduced me into murder, and whose informing voice had consigned me to the hangman. I had walled the monster up within the tomb"

Response:
This quote was taken from ‘The Black Cat’. I chose this particular bone chilling quote to elaborate on the grotesque manner of Poe’s mind. The way he describes the cat as it resurfaces, he is both appalled and intrigued. The creature that he feared has come back to life to get its revenge. Poe uses allusions to establish the idea that cats have nine lives, not only was this method successful but Poe adds his own person gore, and horror to the situation. I truly love how Poe uses descriptive words like, demon, decayed shriek and hideous, he does this to install fear into his readers. This quote happens to be the climax of the story, though it takes place at the end of the story; it still leaves the reader craving for more. For me personally I was left in awe, it was truly a magnificent read.


 
 
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"True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses-not destroyed-not dull them.Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Harken!  and observe healthily--how calmly I can tell you the whole story." (Page 138)

Analysis:
This utterly demented quote was derived from one of Poe’s remarkable stories The Tell-Tale Heart. This quote clearly
reflects the extensive emotions emitted from Poe. Poe uses many literary devices in his stories, but one in particular stood out to me; repetition. Poe often mentions in the beginning of his stories the idea of being mad, as he did in
this particular story. Poe adds an eerie touch to this quote by fixating the reader’s attention to the chance that the narrator may be completely delirious, thus giving the narrator a perfect character sketch. Not only did this quote reveal
 the narrator as a delirious character but it also introduced the story, which I found to be quite clever. Just from reading this quote one can easily understand the atmosphere of the story. The story seems dark, and creepy; I could almost immediately tell that the narrator had done something beyond repair. I also found that it was ironic that was nervous in the beginning of the quote, about something horrendous, but near the end, he was ready to explain
the story calmly, as if he was confident. After reading this quote I found that the suspense had left me deprived and I yearned to read farther into the story. Edgar Allan Poe certainly will quench the thirst of a hungry reader with his
outstanding bizarre nature of writing.