Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Archetypal Images in Selected Prose Works

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This study traces archetypal images in selected prose fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and shows his consistent use of such imagery throughout his career, and outlines the archetypal images that Poe uses repeatedly throughout his works: the death of the beautiful woman, death and resurrection, the hero's journey to the underworld, and the quest for forbidden knowledge. The study examines Poe's use of myth to establish and uphold archetypal patterns. Poe's goal when crafting his works was the creation of a single specified effect, and to create his effects, he used the materials at hand. Some of these materials came ... continued below

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Brackeen, Stephanie E. (Stephanie Ellen) May 1993.

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This study traces archetypal images in selected prose fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and shows his consistent use of such imagery throughout his career, and outlines the archetypal images that Poe uses repeatedly throughout his works: the death of the beautiful woman, death and resurrection, the hero's journey to the underworld, and the quest for forbidden knowledge. The study examines Poe's use of myth to establish and uphold archetypal patterns. Poe's goal when crafting his works was the creation of a single specified effect, and to create his effects, he used the materials at hand. Some of these materials came from his own subconscious; however, a greater portion came from a lifetime of study and his own understanding of the connections between myth and archetypal images.

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Brackeen, Stephanie E. (Stephanie Ellen). Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Archetypal Images in Selected Prose Works, thesis, May 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501065/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .