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By Brett Zimmerman

Critics have usually charged Edgar Allan Poe with sloppy writing. utilizing stylistics and classical rhetorical idea, Brett Zimmerman demonstrates that Poe was once in truth an excellent and planned lexical technician who diversified his prose sort in response to style and the area perspectives and the psychological wellbeing and fitness or affliction of his narrators. Zimmerman breaks new flooring in Poe reports via supplying a listing of 3 hundred figures of speech and proposal within the author's oeuvre, together with his stories, own correspondence, literary feedback, e-book reports, and Marginalia. This incisive catalogue of literary and rhetorical phrases, provided in alphabetical order and amply illustrated with examples - as well as shut examinations of a few of Poe's most vital stories - overwhelmingly demonstrates Poe's rhetorical and linguistic dexterity placing an almost two-hundred-year-old serious debate to leisure via displaying Poe to be a conscientious craftsman of the top order.

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