When the reader reads Poe’s tale, terror intrudes into his inmost heart in a subtle way. The reader unconsciously follows Poe into the dreamlike psychological process of the protagonist and experiences some “heaviness”, “heaviness in the atmos- phere—a sense of suffocation—anxiety—and, above all, that terrible state of existence which the nervous experience when the senses are keenly living and awake, and meanwhile the powers of thought lie dormant  ”. This deep involvement of the reader is not achieved fortuitously. Instead, it’s the natural result of Poe’s deliberate planning of the theme, plot, and characters and the intentional use of linguistic tech- niques and other writing techniques. All elements in his story are so arranged only for one purpose—to involve the reader into... appreciation of the work and create a united effect on the reader, that is, terror of the soul.