Fiction Essay Topics

Detective Fiction

The famous horror writer ‘Edgar Allen Poe’ first introduced detective Fiction in 1841 with ‘murder in the rue morgue’. Although Mr Poe was the creator of detective Fiction, he was not the one to make it as popular as it is today. Readers were more intrigued by Poe’s creative genre ‘Horror’. Poe’s ‘murder in the… View Article

How does the writer create suspense in the Tell Tale Heart?

The Tell Tale Heart is an extraordinary horror story. It was written by Edgar Allan Poe. His horror story keeps you interested, builds a lot of tension and creates suspense. I am going to write an essay on how Edgar Allan Poe creates suspense by explaining thoroughly all the techniques he uses. These techniques are,… View Article

‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Tell-tale heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe

Compare the two nineteenth century horror stories ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Tell-tale heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe, showing how Poe uses a range of techniques to make his stories dramatic and effective. Edgar Allan Poe was an American author who wrote ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Tell-tale Heart’. ‘The Black Cat’ written in 1845… View Article

Century Prose : Short Stories

Choose two of the pre-20th century short stories that you have studied. Compare and contrast the ways in which they make use of character, plot and language to create tension. The two chosen short stories to be compared and contrasted in such a way as to examine the tension created are “Hop-Frog” -otherwise known as… View Article

The Tell Tale Heart and The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bow

How effectively do Poe and Bradbury use narrative voice, narrative structure and language to create an atmosphere of suspense and horror in The Tell Tale Heart and The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl? Introduction Both of these short stories deal with murder, each centring on a killer: Poe’s neurotic young man is driven… View Article

How does Edger Allan Poe Use Language to Create a Sense of Drama Intention

“The Tell Tail Heart,” by Edger Allan Poe, is a novel in which tension and expectation play essential roles to the reader’s experience. The audience, generally well educated widely read adults, would appreciate this novel as a recollection of a clearly insane man. In order to “tell you the whole story”‘ Poe has written somewhat… View Article

“The raven” by Edgar A. Poe

Edgar allen poe is said to have implied that writing “the raven” was a methodical process, like solving a math problem, and that he wrote the end of it first and filled in the beginning afterwards. He also told one reporter that he had written “the raven” in a feverish passion over a couple of… View Article

English Literature Coursework

Compare and contrast at least two short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, paying particular attention to setting, atmosphere, characterisation, theme and language. Throughout this essay I will be comparing and contrasting Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Cask of Amontillado’. Edgar Allen Poe had a particular preference to what though was good writing… View Article

Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher

The Gothic tradition has played a central role in creating architecture, poetry, literature, film and even art, such as Henry Fuselis’ 1781 painting, “The Nightmare”. Oscar Wilde borrowed heavily from the gothic tradition when creating his 1890s novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and in this essay I am going to be looking at certain… View Article

The Horror Genre

The horror genre is based on fear, predominantly visual, psychological and atmospherical. A very good horror may even be able to affect you physically, making you too scared to go to sleep, turn the light off or the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. ‘The Blair Witch Project’ uses suspense in the… View Article

The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Works

Thesis Statement: Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be one of the greatest and most brilliant American writers in history. Many people considered him the first master of the short story form, and the father of the mysterious and the modern detective stories. Outline: I. An Introduction to Poe life and works. A. Due to… View Article