Allegory In The Haunted Palace

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The readers have to listen carefully to be able to hear the greatness of Edgar Allan Poe. He puts words into life to really be able to understand how great each line is. The poem is acquainted with the choices of heaven or hell throughout each line and expresses how in depth Edgar must go to represent the decision. In the poem, Poe uses a decaying and haunted mansion as a chilling metaphor for the big decision. Reading this story can leave one confused or in chill bumps depending on how the imagery is perceived. The imagery describes the way life should be lived as one follows a higher being than oneself. The “Haunted Palace” is called a didactic poetry, which as you can tell this story is full of ethical, moral, or religious lessons. The haunted …show more content…
Allergy is a narration of description usually restricted to a single meaning because its events, actions, characters, settings, and objects represent specific abstractions or ideas (book). As describing, “Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing/ And sparking evermore,” which shows how the music just swept through the halls and out the windows of the palace (434). The repetition of adjectives allows the read to feel and image how the music moves and harmonizes in such a happy place. Also, line 43-44 reads, “Through the red-litten windows see, Vast forms that move fantastically,” which describes how many visitors come by and seeing ghost like figures haunting the palace. The big image of red windows lit up with human like forms passing by the window which keeps many from stopping. Lastly, Poe describes the ramparts moving in the wind in “Along the ramparts plumed and pallid, A winged odor went away,” (434). The images give beyond significance to the beautiful movement of curtains blowing in the wind on a beautiful day. The descriptions show the importance of every word in each …show more content…
Poe’s influence on literature carried over to “French Symbolism relied on his ‘The Philosophy of Composition,’ borrowed from his imagery, and used his examples to generate the modern theory of ‘pure poetry’” (“Poe”). His creative word choice shows great examples with change in setting, imagery, religious significance, and the allegory. All these examples above relate to Christianity in the conflict between heaven or hell and the life choices needed to be made to achieve one’s desired destination. In the end, believers want to attend Heaven, but the overall challenge is the realization of how every decision made affects the overall ending result. Hell is a lonely image that one would not want to experience after seeing all the joy and happiness of

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