A Haunted House By Virginia Woolf Essay

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The short story “A Haunted House,” written by Virginia Woolf, has a romantic mood that makes its audience want to read more. The story is consisted of descriptive imagery, great use of narration, and an unusual use of a plot for story that deals with ghost. “WHATEVER hour you woke there was a door shunting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure—a ghostly couple” (Woolf 1), is one of the descriptive imageries that the narrator used in the story. She starts off by noting that a deceased couple is walking through the halls of their old home, even though another couple lives in the house. The former couple is looking for something that they had left behind something very valuable to them. The narrator does not know the couple is seeking until later in the story. “Here we left it,” she said. And he added, “Oh, but here too!” “It’s upstairs,” she murmured. “And in the garden,” he whispered “Quietly,” they said, “or we shall wake them.”
(Woolf 2). The couple does not quite know where the thing they were looking for is located, so they start looking all over the house, and garden for that special item. The scene of seeing a ghostly couple roaming around a home in search of something sticks in the audience’s mind. “Stooping, holding their silver lamp above us, long they look and deeply. Long they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops slightly. Wild beams of moonlight cross both floor and wall, and, meeting, stain the faces…

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