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) Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” Hawthorne’s “The Celestial Railroad” Poe’s “Ligeia” Poe’s “The Raven” Poe’s “The Imp of the Perverse” Poe’s “Annabel Lee” Kathy Prendergast’s “The Gothic Tradition” (Read part 2 only, beginning midway down the page)’s “Elements of the Gothic Novel”