One of the creepy symbols would be the raven because the raven symbolizes death. "Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!" Qouth thy Raven, "Nevermore."" (Poe 314)
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The setting was that of a bleak December night. " Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;"(Poe 313).
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