Tag: Edgar Allan Poe
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We mere, mortal speakers of that great hotchpotch, the English language, bring our noblest intentions to bear on this old-fashioned, hifalutin-sounding quoth. It’s just an antiquated way of saying ‘quote’, isn’t it? Not quite. Quoth looks like the word ‘quote’, and because we mainly see it in older texts, we might suppose that the final […]more
Here’s a tongue-twister of a question: just how short should a short story be? When it comes to word count, the literary short story has always resisted absolute rules. Outside the specifications of individual publishers, there’s no real definitive guide to how long a ‘short’ story should be. Instead, it could be more useful to […]more
To celebrate this week’s birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, one of Gothic horror’s most acclaimed authors, here is a brief look into the contributions H.P. Lovecraft and fellow Gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe have made to the English language. Poe’s words Though Edgar Allan Poe, the progenitor of the modern day horror genre (across all mediums), […]more