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  • adjective In a style reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), American writer and poet best known for tales of mystery and the macabre.

Etymologies

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Poe +‎ -esque

Examples

  • E.erything that suits his mood of the moment is "Poesque" or "E. P-esque."

    Plays by August Strindberg, Second series

  • E.erything that suits his mood of the moment is "Poesque" or "E. P-esque."

    Plays by August Strindberg: Creditors. Pariah.

  • "The Secret of the Growing Gold" is another Poesque tale.

    The Short Fiction of Bram Stoker

  • As Henry Irving's manager, Stoker spent a good deal of time in America, and Americans pop up in a number of stories--most gruesomely in the vaguely Poesque "The Squaw," featuring a black cat who takes revenge on the American who accidentally kills her kitten.

    Horrors

  • As Henry Irving's manager, Stoker spent a good deal of time in America, and Americans pop up in a number of stories--most gruesomely in the vaguely Poesque "The Squaw," featuring a black cat who takes revenge on the American who accidentally kills her kitten.

    The Little Professor:

  • Poesque began with Dinky-Dunk's casual reference to the McKinnon ranch and Percy's inquiry as to why its earlier owner had given it up.

    The Prairie Wife

  • It is also in parts very well written, and the blending of life and dream is sometimes almost Poesque.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • The investigating methods of Mr. Kelland's rustic un - raveler are also in the Poesque tradition.

    In The Queens' Parlour

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