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The Imp of the Perverse | Study Guide

Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

Author

Edgar Allan Poe

Year Published

1845

Type

Short Story

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

"The Imp of the Perverse" is narrated from the first-person perspective. The narrator explains his thinking and motivation for committing a crime.

Tense

"The Imp of the Perverse" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "The Imp of the Perverse" does not mention a specific setting, time frame, or historical events. The "imp" is a powerful spirit that overwhelms unsuspecting people and causes them to commit horrible actions, "the perverse." The narrator hopes to explain this concept and danger to others before it is too late.

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