In Sleepy Hollow sojourned a schoolmaster named Ichabod Crane. On the autumn night of a party, the story is told of the Headless Horseman, a ghost who seeks a replacement head from any wayward night-traveling villagers for his own missing one.
Maya Angelou tells the story of the first seventeen years of her life in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. A discussion of the novel with an interview video.
In The Masque of the Red Death, Poe uses elements of the fantastic such as the story’s ambiguous setting and narrator, the bizarre seven rooms where the masque is held, and the appearance of the spectral figure of the “Red Death” to communicate the horror and inevitability of death. Through his...
Edgar Allan Poe, American master of horror fiction, wrote short fiction and a novel that tried to trick readers into believing they were nonfiction. Some of his six hoaxes were very successful.
From her birth in 1915 to her death in 2008, Tasha Tudor wrote and/or illustrated 100 children's books. But she lived in 1830. How can that be? Allow me to share with you her special story.
How you ever been amused by a story? There is a lot of humorous and ironic Edgar Allan Poe short stories, which make them very enjoyable; one of these stories being, "The Cask of Amontillado"
The Shadow - A Parable is a story that uses mythology and some Biblical references to convey the emotions and uncertainty of death and judgment.
A Scholarly overview of prominent literary themes in African American literature from the Antebellum Period to the contemporary Neorealism movement.
“The Road Not Taken” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as...
This essay takes a look at the impact of how improperly using abilities like love medicine can have adverse or unexpected effects.