How does Poe create atmosphere and mood in "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Raven"?
Poe creates the mood, or emotional atmosphere, of "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Raven," through connotation, irony, and symbolism. Darkly connotative words pervade all three, and irony is often created by the text's events or even by the speech of the narrator. This irony increases the reader's feeling of tension. Finally, the symbolism of midnight, which figuratively refers to death, is used in all three texts, making them seem more ominous.
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