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  • Ministers Black Veil
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    Parable: A short allegorical story designed to convey some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson (Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition). An author will often make a statement advising the audience to read in a manner suited for a parable to ensure the lesson is not overlooked. Hawthorne does this in The Ministers Black Veil by deeming his story A Parable in the subtitle. Poe states in his Philosophy of Composition that he writes tales with an under-current (Poe, p. 491) or...
  • Friends Of King Prospero
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    "The Masque of the Red Death" is a very interesting story. It deals with the deadly red death that can kill in a half-hour. The ruler of the kingdom where the red death started is King Prospero. He was a selfish and cruel man. He basically left his people to die. One night King Prospero had a party at his secluded abbey. On the doors the bolts were welded shut to keep the red death out. He was a vivid man who liked everything the way he made it. He even made the costumes for his guests the way h...
  • Aschenbach's Journey To Venice
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    One of the most important figures of early twentieth-century literature was Thomas Mann. Thomas Mann is famous for his economical writing. He does not waste a word: every detail he includes is significant, and every detail serves his strategy of suggesting, hinting, rather than directly telling. Without a doubt, Death in Venice by Thomas Mann is one of the greatest masterpieces of short fiction ever written. It tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging German writer who fo...
  • Red Death
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    The Mask of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe Thesis: Poe uses symbolism to unfold this gripping tale of terror. I. The first symbol in the story is the name of the Prince himself, Prince Prospero. II. The ebony clock is another major symbol within this tale.. The black room is the most prominent symbol in the story but is not clear until the end. The mood of this story is set as a description of the Red Death is laid out for the reader. "The Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilen...
  • Part Of Magical Realism
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    Analysis of 'The Mask of the Red Death " American author Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) wrote many poems and short stories back in the 1800's. Poe is said by some to have virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thrill. These works include 'The Raven,' 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,' 'The Fall of Usher House,' and 'The Mask of the Red Death' (April 30, 1842). In the fantasy short story Poe uses certain magical elements that are not accepted by the reader as being real....
  • Prostrate In Death The Prince Prospero
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    Summary of the story "The Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous... There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face... shut out [its victim] from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow men... [T] he whole seizure, progress, and termination of the disease, were the incidents of half an hour". When Prince Prospero's. ".. ...
  • The Masque Of The Red Death Irony And Personification
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    The use of irony and personification are techniques that writers often use that may take only a few paragraphs or 5 pages to describe. An event that is frequently used in these short stories to these two methods is death. "The Pardoners Tale", "The Masque of the Red Death", and "Appointment in Samarra" are all examples of when an author uses death to fill the reader with wonder and surprise. In the short story "The Pardoners Tale" by Chaucer, there were three men who were filled with immorality,...

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