Essay on The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allen Poe
“He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses; the most insipid food was alone endurable; he could wear only garments of certain textures; the odors of all flowers were oppressive; his eyes were tortured by even a faint light; and there were but peculiar sounds, and these from stringed instruments, which did not inspire him with horror” (Usher, 705).
Poe’s description paints an intense picture as he describes and makes relation to every sense, sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. George E. Woodberry in his book Criticism and Interpretations he says,
“The adaptation of the related parts and their union in the total effect are a triumph of literary craft; the intricate details, as it were mellowing and reflecting one ground tone, have the definiteness and…