Poe is the original master of detective fiction and horror stories, Poe's imagery and setting evoke a chilling and supernatural
background against which the events take place. Poe is very vivid in his descriptive diction to help better portray the trrifying
shrieked once --once only. In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him. I then smiled gaily,
to find the deed so far done. But, for many minutes, the heart beat on with a muffled sound. This, however, did not vex me;
it would not be heard through the wall. At length it ceased. The old man was dead. I removed the bed and examined the corpse.
Yes, he was stone, stone dead. I placed my hand upon the heart and held it there many minutes. There was no pulsation. He
was stone dead. His eve would trouble me no more."
The Tell-Tale Heart
Poe's "The Raven" his vivid spooky imagery is portrayed through his use of detail-
distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
I wished the morrow;- vainly I had sought to borrow
my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore-
the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-
here for evermore.