This study guide will help you analyse the short story “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
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Title: “The Black Cat” (1843)
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Short story
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer. His poems and short stories deal with macabre themes, horror, and mystery. The short story “The Black Cat” was first published in 1843 in The Saturday Evening Post magazine.
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