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  • House A Supernatural Atmosphere
    670 words
    In 'The Fall of the House of Usher', Poe uses the life-like characteristics of the decaying house of Usher as a device for giving the house a supernatural atmosphere. This not only makes the story act upon the reader in a grabbing way, but it also creates an impression of fear, mystery and horror, typical for Poe's literary works. For example, from the very beginning of the story, the reader can tell that there is something unusual and bizarre about the old house. As the narrator approaches the ...
  • Old And Gloomy House
    460 words
    Will Lewis "The Fall of the House of Usher" The story starts out with the narrator riding up to an old and gloomy house. He stresses that the overall persona of the house is very eerie. The reason he is at this house is because he received a letter from an old friend by the name of Roderick Usher. Roderick and the narrator were intimate friend at a young age but they had not spoken to each other in several years. The narrator examined the house for a great time as he rode toward the house, he no...
  • Roderick Usher
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    The Narrator had received a letter from a boyhood acquaintance, Roderick Usher, begging that he come to him 'posthaste. ' Usher had written to explain that he was suffering from a terrible mental and bodily illness, and longed for the companionship of 'his only personal friend. ' The plea seemed so heartfelt that the Narrator immediately set out for the Usher ancestral home. Approaching the ivy-covered, decaying old house, the Narrator was struck b y an overwhelming sense of gloom which seemed t...
  • Narrator's Time At The House Of Usher
    784 words
    The Fall of the House of Usher is definitely a piece written in Poe's usual style; a dark foreboding tale of death and insanity filled with imagery, allusion, and hidden meaning. It uses secondary meanings and underlying themes to show his beliefs and theories without actually addressing them. It convinces us without letting us know we " re being convinced, and at the same time makes his complex thoughts relatively clear. On the literal level the story is about a man (the narrator) visiting his ...
  • Death Of Roderick Usher
    457 words
    As vague as Edgar Allan Poe could be at times with the theme of one of his stories, The Fall of the House of Usher contains a theme which is decipherable with little energy expended. The story can be interpreted as an artist who becomes detached from the external world and therefore loses his ability to create art. This also results in his ultimate demise. We first see evidence of this very early in the story. The narrator receives a letter from Mr. Roderick Usher, in which he describes? an acut...

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