Imagery In Edger Allen Poe's 'The Masque Of Red Death'

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Literature Review: Imagery is used very effectively in literary works of Rome, Greece and England. William Shakespeare, John Keats, T.S Eliot, Shelley, WordsWorth, Thomas Moore, Charles Lamb, Walter Scott and Coleridge are only a few literary figures in the realm of English literature. Cultures all around the world have used imagery in their folklores, poems and literatures for thousands of years. Renaissance poets enjoyed using visual imagery of birds especially in their love poetry and lovesick men were estimated to nightingales, singing endlessly of their desperate love. Rich visual imagery is utilized by WordsWorth in ‘DAFFODILS”. I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
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The blue Mediterranean, crystalline streams, Pumice isle, moss and flowers, sapless foliage and chasms are apt examples of visual imagery. Edger Allen Poe’s short story ‘The Masque of Red Death’ gives twofold meanings by using visual imagery of red color. Red color indicates blood which is sign of life and at the same time this very life is also responsible for death.
Coleridge also had ability over the use of visual imagery. Critics are of the view that his enormous potential of visual imagery is fully evident in ‘Kubla Khan’ and ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and he does not perfect the mode of sensuousness lyricism but also this is often echoed by later poets.
Lowes argues that Coleridge is unusually sensitive when he employs visual imagery in ‘Kubla
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Coleridge uses of visual imagery in his poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ enhance the effect of Mariner sufferings. Coleridge utilizes different kinds of visual imagery in this poem. S.T. Coleridge treats different kinds of imagery in his narration ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. The use of imagery increase the impact of mariner‘s sufferings. In poetry imagery is one of the strongest devices. Writer exploits different words and phrases in order to create mental picture for the reader. With the help of imagery a reader can easily visualize the author’s writings. Sometimes Coleridge draws a pictorial picture by the aspirate of few words. The poem is a vivid picture of nature. The poet has applied colorful words in order to give an exhaustive image of nature. In the beginning, the description of mariner with ‘grey beard’ ‘glittering eye’ and ‘skinny hand’ presents a clear image of an old and wise man. And he stoppeth one of

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