The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

806 Words Mar 29th, 2016 4 Pages
How can one tell an effective story without first using setting to its fullest extent? Without the proper use of setting, readers cannot experience a piece of literature to its potential. The setting in literature has always been essential in the writing of stories to allow readers to be emerged in the world of the story. An author who has excelled in his use of setting in his writing was Edgar Allan Poe. With years of experience in expertly crafting settings in his works, Edgar Allan Poe has been known for being one of the very best at using setting efficiently in his writing. Throughout his works, Poe used his unique skill with setting to further the effect of his stories for his readers. Poe used setting to bring the readers deeper within each story, which allowed his stories to be a connected experience. His settings brought dark and deep tones to his works, especially in his story, “The Fall of the House of Usher”. In the “The Fall of the House of Usher”, the narrator describes the house by noting the beak walls, vacant eye-like windows, and white trunks of decayed trees. The description of the house allows the reader to feel the fear and unknowingness that was instilled in the narrator when he observed the surroundings of the house. The narrator even describes the sense of utter depression around the house with being unable to compare the depression to any human sensation more than the aftermath of an opium-induced dream. By no means does the setting give any sort…

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