the return of Poevember!

IT'S TIME. FOR POEVEMBER! What is Poevember, you ask? Allow me to explain. Last year in my American Literature class I read my first Poe short story, and I was immediately hooked. To further explore the works of Edgar Allan Poe, I decided to dedicate the month of November to reading his stories and writing … Continue reading the return of Poevember!

Poevember: THE BLACK CAT

"For the most wild yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief." This story is very reminiscent of "The Tell-Tale Heart" in many aspects, including the narrator's voice, the reiteration of a central idea, and the ending. As in the other story, the narrator was lacking a … Continue reading Poevember: THE BLACK CAT


"True! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?" This is the first piece of writing by Edgar Allen Poe that I have ever read, and I absolutely loved it. One thing that really spoke to me in this short story was the way it … Continue reading Poevember: THE TELL-TALE HEART