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  • Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Edgar Allen Poe is one of the greatest poets. He's scary, weird, and wrote some insane tales. Virtually all of Edgar Allen Poe's stories concerned themes of human perversity and involve the technique of ratiocination. Most critics believe that "The Fall of the House of Usher" reflects both characteristics. I agree, in this short story a man comes to visit his friend Roderick. Roderick and his sister are very ill. Their house is falling apart and this man has come to try to fix it, but that is no...
  • Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Poe's Fall Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" is clearly one of his most well known short stories. Well over a hundred years after this story was written the basic elements of fear are being used today in cinematic and written works. In essence there are two elements that need to be understood to understand this story; the plot of the story, and the critical interpretations of tone and style to Poe's story. To understand any of the basic ideas of an story the reader must understa...
  • Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Edgar Allan Poe, renowned as the foremost master of the short-story form of writing, chiefly tales of the mysterious and macabre, has established his short stories as leading proponents of "Gothic" literature. Although the term "Gothic" originally referred only to literature set in the Gothic (or medieval) period, its meaning has since been extended to include a particular style of writing. In order for literature to be "Gothic", it must fulfill some specific requirements. Firstly, it must set a...
  • Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Fall of the House of Usher "During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens" is the opening sentence to the ever strange The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (1373). This sentence pretty much simplifies the mood of this gothic tale of death and the supernatural. This story encompasses a unique setting which acts out the story by itself. Much emphasis is placed on the looks and feeling that the house give...
  • Imagery And Symbolism In The Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Imagery in "The Fall of the House of Usher" The description of the landscape in any story is important as it creates a vivid imagery of the scene and helps to develop the mood. Edgar Allan Poe is a master at using imagery to improve the effects of his stories. He tends to use the landscapes to symbolize some important aspect of the story. Also, he makes use of the landscape to produce a supernatural effect and to induce horror. In particular, Poe makes great use of these tools in "The Fall of th...
  • Master Edgar Allen Poe
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    Edgar Allen Poe "The Fall of the House of Usher" An Author Unlike Any Other During the nineteenth century, literary writers were encouraged in transcendentalism. Their main focus was on capturing the spirituality in nature. For example, authors such as Henry Thoreau and Ralph Emerson were dominating the world of poetry and prose with their tales of nature. From Thoreau's' journey through the Maine Woods to Emerson's Nature, the transcendental ere, was in the main stream. Yet, not all of the nine...
  • Usher's Strange Behavior In The House
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    Imagery of the Supernatural in "The Fall of the House of Usher" Edgar Allan Poe's writings are known for their macabre subject matter. In "The Fall of the House of Usher", Poe uses the life-like characteristics of an otherwise decaying house as a device for giving the house a supernatural atmosphere. Frank N. Magill explains this concept best when he writes, "Usher feels that it is the form and substance of his family mansion that affects his morale. He believes that, as a result of the arrangem...
  • Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Edgar Allen Poe's Symbolism of Death in 'The Fall of the House of Usher " Death is defined as, 'The termination or extinction of something' (American Heritage Dictionary). Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in different ways. Poe's intention when writing " The Fall of the House of Usher' was not to present a moral, lesson, or truth to the reader; he was simply trying to bring forth a sense of terror to the reader. Poe's mind works this way, and critics beli...
  • Fall Of The House Of Usher
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    Themes in Works by Edgar Allan Poe Horror stories seem to provoke a certain feeling inside all of us. They can make us scared, nervous, or even just amazed. If a horror story is told well, it can make just about any reader cringe. There are certain elements that must be in a horror story to really make it frightening. Some of these elements include the setting, the characters, a feeling of suspense, foreshadowing, and unexpected events. All of Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems seem to bring ab...
  • Fall Of The House Of Usher Poe
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    The Fall of the House of Usher: Imagery and Parallelism In his short story 'The Fall of the House of Usher', Edgar Allen Poe presents his reader with an intricately suspenseful plot filled with a foreboding sense of destruction. Poe uses several literary devices, among the most prevalent, however are his morbid imagery and eerie parallelism. Hidden in the malady of the main character are several different themes, which are all slightly connected yet inherently different. Poe begins the story by ...
  • Usher House And Roderick Usher Mirror
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    The Fall of The House of Usher is an eerie, imaginative story. The reader is captured by the twisted reality. Many things in the story are unclear to the reader; but no less interesting. For instance, even the conclusion of the story lends it self to argument. Did the house of Usher truly "fall"? Or, is this event simply symbolism? In either case, it makes a dramatic conclusion. Also dramatic is the development of the actual house. It seems to take on a life of its own. The house is painted with...
  • House Of Terror The Feeling Of Terror
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    House of Terror The feeling of terror can be implemented in many ways. Some of the most common are short stories, books, and movies. In the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher", Edgar Allan Poe uses imagery, character description, and tragedy to create terror. Poe shows terror by using imagery. He describes the condition of the house and the feeling the narrator gets when he first enters the house of Usher. The main characters in the story, Roderick and Madeline, are both mentally and ph...

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