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Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe. This is not a complete list of works by Poe. These are my favorite stories and ones I feel are important and should be read by . Edgar Allan Poe invented the detective story, perfected the horror tale, and first articulated the theory of the modern short story as well as the idea of pure poetry. Included in Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems are over short stories, audio recordings of the major poems and short stories in this collection.
Hence for document searches in the field of information his stories fall into genres, which suggests that there are retrieval. Second, we use formal concept theory, which groupings to be found in a cluster analysis.
Furthermore, defines concepts in a way that forms a Galois lattice. Poe wrote in a distinctive way. In fact, he is easy to These lattices have both a well developed mathematical parody because his style can be over-the-top.
If a basis and have been used in applications beyond the clustering technique fails with Poe, it probably would computer sciences, e. Finally, Poe lived from sociology. Finally, we discuss how meaningful these , and most of his literature is in the public groups of stories are to a human reader. Introduction concepts forming a Galois lattice, a technique used to uncover concepts from a collection of objects and The goal of this paper is to produce a lattice of Edgar attributes along with an incidence matrix showing how Allan Poe stories that shows how these stories interrelate these interrelate.
This technique has been applied to on the basis of high-frequency, shared, content words. Such an approach has several advantages.
First, unlike more 2. Term Document Matrices abstract similarity measures used in information retrieval such as cosine similarity, which is based on angles in The term-document matrix is a technique from the high dimension vector spaces , two stories that both have discipline of information retrieval.
The idea is simple: a high frequency of words relating to the same theme are create an array where rows represent terms, and the similar in a way that directly relates to the experience of columns represent texts. For example, the rows could reading. The tree, shows many interrelationships at once. Unlike function words such as the or and, for that column. Table 1 shows a portion of a term-document matrix for the short stories of Poe.
Note that this table has a few With a computer it is easy to parse all the words from a strange entries, for example, hxllx and hxme, which comes text, which then can be sorted by frequency.
Although identifying all the word groups. This suggests looking for dead, died, shows that it can be unexpectedly complex because even murder, corpse and so forth, and grouping these together for a human, deciding that hxllx is a form of hollo without as a Death word group is reasonable. Moreover, this Section on Statistical Computing looking at the original story is unlikely, especially since hollo is itself an unusual word.
Figure 1. A small portion of a term-document for the Edgar Allan Poe. Finally, this table has many rows: just over 20, Different forms of a root word can be grouped together.
Considering this as a matrix, it is relatively large. For example, the noun death has a plural form, deaths, or However, by using word groups, the dimensionality can the verb to die has the conjugated forms: die, dies, died, be vastly reduced.
In this paper, we consider only seven. Collecting all the related forms of a word is Clearly this smaller matrix is much easier to work with called a lemma in linguistics. We were entering the last resting place of the dead of the Montresor fam- ily. Here too we kept our finest wines, here in the cool, dark, still air under the ground.
He looked uncertainly around him, trying to see through the thick darkness which pushed in around us. Here our brightly burn- ing lights seemed weak indeed.
But our eyes soon became used to the darkness. We could see the bones of the dead lying in large piles along the walls. The stones of the walls were wet and cold.
From the long rows of bottles which were lying on the floor, among the bones, I chose one which contained a very good wine. Since I did not have anything to open the bottle with, I struck the stone wall with it and broke off the small end.
I offered the bottle to Fortunato. Drink some of this fine Medoc. It will help to keep us warm. I drink to the dead who lie sleeping around us.
A very fine wine, indeed! But the Amontillado? Deeper into the ground we went, past still more bones. There seems to be no end to them.
It is not far now. But I can see you are trembling with the cold. Let us go back before it is too late. Let us go on. But first, another drink of your Medoc!
Fortunato took it and drank it all without stopping for a breath. He laughed, and threw the empty bottle over his shoulder. We went on, deeper and deeper into the earth. Finally we arrived at a vault in which the air was so old and heavy that our lights almost died.
Against three of the walls there were piles of bones higher than our heads. From the fourth wall someone had pulled down all the bones, and they were spread all around us on the ground. In the middle of the wall was an opening into another vault, if I can call it that — a little room about three feet wide, six or seven feet high, and perhaps four feet deep.
It was hardly more than a hole in the wall. Soon, of course, he reached the back wall. This latter, if truly fulfilling the demands of the poetic sentiment, induces an exaltation of the soul which cannot be long sustained. All high excitements are necessarily transient.
Thus a long poem is a paradox and, without unity of impression, the deepest effects cannot be brought about.
Epics were the offspring of an imperfect sense of Art, and their reign is no more. A poem too brief may produce a vivid, but never an intense or enduring impression.
Without a certain continuity of effort- without a certain duration or repetition of purpose- the soul is never deeply moved. There must be the dropping of the water upon the rock. De Beranger has wrought brilliant things- pungent and spirit-stirring- but, like all immassive bodies, they lack momentum, and thus fail to satisfy the Poetic Sentiment. They sparkle and excite, but, from want of continuity, fail deeply to impress.
Extreme brevity will degenerate into epigrammatism; but the sin of extreme length is even more unpardonable. In medio tutissimus ibis.
Were we called upon, however, to designate that class of composition which, next to such a poem as we have suggested, should best fulfil the demands of high genius- should offer it the most advantageous field of exertion- we should unhesitatingly speak of the prose tale, as Mr.
Hawthorne has here exemplified it. We allude to the short prose narrative, requiring from a half-hour to one or two hours in its perusal. The ordinary novel is objectionable, from its length, for reasons already stated in substance.
As it cannot be read at one sitting, it deprives itself, of course, of the immense force derivable from totality. Worldly interests intervening during the pauses of perusal, modify, annul, or counteract, in a greater or less degree, the impressions of the book. But simple cessation in reading, would, of itself, be sufficient to destroy the true unity.
In the brief tale, however, the author is enabled to carry out the fulness of his intention, be it what it may. During the hour of perusal the soul of the reader is at the writer's control. There are no external or extrinsic influences- resulting from weariness or interruption.
A skilful literary artist has constructed a tale. If wise, he has not fashioned his thoughts to accommodate his incidents; but having conceived, with deliberate care, a certain unique or single effect to be wrought out, he then invents such incidents- he then combines such events as may best aid him in establishing this preconceived effect.
If his very initial sentence tend not to the out-bringing of this effect, then he has failed in his first step. In the whole composition there should be no word written, of which the tendency, direct or indirect, is not to the one pre-established design. And by such means, with such care and skill, a picture is at length painted which leaves in the mind of him who contemplates it with a kindred art, a sense of the fullest satisfaction.
The idea of the tale has been presented unblemished, because undisturbed; and this is an end unattainable by the novel. Undue brevity is just as exceptionable here as in the poem; but undue length is yet more to be avoided.
We have said that the tale has a point of superiority even over the poem. In fact, while the rhythm of this latter is an essential aid in the development of the poem's highest idea- the idea of the Beautiful- the artificialities of this rhythm are an inseparable bar to the development of all points of thought or expression which have their basis in Truth. But Truth is often, and in very great degree, the aim of the tale.
Some of the finest tales are tales of ratiocination. Thus the field of this species of composition, if not in so elevated a region on the mountain of Mind, is a table- land of far vaster extent than the domain of the mere poem.
Its products are never so rich, but infinitely more numerous, and more appreciable by the mass of mankind. The writer of the prose tale, in short, may bring to his theme a vast variety of modes or inflections of thought and expression- the ratiocinative, for example, the sarcastic or the humorous which are not only antagonistical to the nature of the poem, but absolutely forbidden by one of its most peculiar and indispensable adjuncts; we allude, of course, to rhythm.
It may be added, here, par parenthese, that the author who aims at the purely beautiful in a prose tale is laboring at great disadvantage. For Beauty can be better treated in the poem. Not so with terror, or passion, or horror, or a multitude of such other points. And here it will be seen how full of prejudice are the usual animadversions against those tales of effect, many fine examples of which were found in the earlier numbers of Blackwood. The impressions produced were wrought in a legitimate sphere of action, and constituted a legitimate although sometimes an exaggerated interest.
They were relished by every man of genius: although there were found many men of genius who condemned them without just ground. The true critic will but demand that that the design intended be accomplished, to the fullest extent, by the means most advantageously applicable. Some of the pieces of Mr. John Neal abound in vigor and originality; but in general his compositions of this class are excessively diffuse, extravagant, and indicative of an imperfect sentiment of Art.
Articles at random are, now and then, met with in our periodicals which might be advantageously compared with the best effusions of the British Magazines; but, upon the whole, we are far behind our progenitors in this department of literature. Of Mr. Hawthorne's Tales we would say, emphatically, that they belong to the highest region of Art- and Art subservient to genius of a very lofty order.
We had supposed, with good reason for so supposing, that he had been thrust into his present position by one of the impudent cliques which beset our literature, and whose pretensions it is our full purpose to expose at the earliest opportunity, but we have been most agreeably mistaken. We know of few compositions which the critic can more honestly commend than these "Twice-Told Tales. Hawthornes distinctive trait is invention, creation, imagination, originality- a trait which, in the literature of fiction, is positively worth all the rest.
But the nature of originality, so far as regards its manifestation in letters, is but imperfectly understood. The inventive or original mind as frequently displays itself in novelty of tone as in novelty of matter. Hawthorne is original at all points.