Compare and Contrast Hawthorne and Poe

How are Hawthorne’s and Poe’s implementations of gothic elements similar? Different? Choose at least four characteristics and/or symbols from last module’s “Typical Elements of American Gothic Fiction” reading and compare Hawthorne’s and Poe’s uses of these elements. (Note: Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” and Poe’s “The Oval Portrait” might be a good place to begin if you’re feeling stuck…)Hawthorne1) Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Preface to The House of the Seven Gables (Scroll down to the Preface; you do not need to read the introduction)http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/seven_gables/0/2) Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark”http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/125/3) Hawthorne’s “The Celestial Railroad”http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/127/Poe1) Poe’s “Ligeia” http://poestories.com/read/ligeia2) Poe’s “The Raven”http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html3) Poe’s “The Imp of the Perverse”http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm#2H_4_00114) Poe’s “Annabel Lee”http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/1741515) Kathy Prendergast’s “The Gothic Tradition” (Read part 2 only, beginning midway down the page)http://www.usask.ca/english/frank/gothtrad.htm6)Harris’s “Elements of the Gothic Novel”http://www.virtualsalt.com/gothic.htm