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Edgar Allan Poe
"The Gold Bug" is written in the first person from the perspective of an unnamed narrator, the longtime friend of protagonist William Legrand.
"The Gold Bug" is narrated in the present tense, which adds to the story's sense of mystery.
"The Gold Bug" references the strange beetle Legrand discovers on the island, which leads him on his quest to hidden treasure; the bug, however, is not necessarily what it seems.
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