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Živilė Aleknavičiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). The Image Of Death In Edgar Allan Poe’s Fiction. – In: Languages and Cultures of the Baltic Region: Collection of Papers. Vol. 2. – Rīga: Sociālo tehnoloģiju augstskola (STA), 2007. ISBN 978-9984-39-253-0.


The article The Image of Death in Edgar Allan Poe’s Fiction deals with the symbolism in the works of a famous American writer Edgar Allan Poe – especially, with the image of death in his short stories. The aim of the article is to analyse and emphasize the importance of the image of death and all its allegorical shapes in such famous short stories as The Masque of the Red Death, The Premature Burial, Mesmeric Revelation, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher, etc. As Edgar Allan Poe’s œuvre is full of the sense of fate and death, it is very important to go through it and analyse any possible causes of this phenomenon.