The Technique of Effect: a Study of Poe's Narrative Method

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It is the purpose of this paper to try to show the various methods used by Poe for securing a single unified effect in each of his stories. To facilitate the work, I shall divide his short stories into four groups: stories of effect, stories or ratiocination, stories of pseudo-science, and stories of satire and humor. It is inevitable that the chapters overlap in many instances because some methods are used in more than one type of story. Often a story may be placed in more than one group, since the divisions are so broad. Notwithstanding these difficulties, it is ... continued below

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Rasco, Edna Earle 1941.

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It is the purpose of this paper to try to show the various methods used by Poe for securing a single unified effect in each of his stories. To facilitate the work, I shall divide his short stories into four groups: stories of effect, stories or ratiocination, stories of pseudo-science, and stories of satire and humor. It is inevitable that the chapters overlap in many instances because some methods are used in more than one type of story. Often a story may be placed in more than one group, since the divisions are so broad. Notwithstanding these difficulties, it is possible to find many methods used by Poe to develop the narrative style, so peculiarly his own, by which he seldom failed to produce a compelling story.

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Rasco, Edna Earle. The Technique of Effect: a Study of Poe's Narrative Method, thesis, 1941; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75313/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .