In the 19th Century Gothic genre was gradually developing among American writers with the purpose of captivating the audience with suspense, supernatural elements, death, and dark scenery. Gothic fiction made people feel scared and created a new phenomena of terror. As a major figure in American Gothic literature we find the writer Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote several short stories, critical theories, and poems. Most of Poe’s works did not receive positive feedback, but he received bad critics about his works because readers thought that Poe’s stories were extremely scary. However, Edgar Allan Poe did not only write Gothic stories, but he also wrote about love, adventures, detective stories, and even comedies. In his works, we can find his brilliant use of language and literary techniques.