The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe- an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, is known for his tales of horror and mystery. With the success from his short stories and poems, Poe captured the interest and imagination from reader’s spread around the world. Edgar was born January 19th, 1809, in Boston Massachusetts’s. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is one of Poe’s most famous pieces of work. The short story was published during the year of 1839 and has captivated reader’s attention ever since. Poe’s creating of a certain tone or atmosphere throughout this story pushes the audience to read the entire story, question various aspects, and gain interest from the foreshadowing methods he includes from beginning to end. Some scholars have accused Edgar for being too typical with his writing style by using stereotypical characters you can find throughout all of his stories, but it is what makes them so entertaining and gut-wrenchingly hard to put down. “The Fall of the House of Usher” tells a terrifying story with an un-named character narrating the story, which adds to the atmosphere of the story. The deliberate authorial tone is not at all compromised by the frantic mania of a horrified narrator. “For a moment she remained trembling and reeling to and fro upon the threshold, - then, with a low moaning cry, fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death-agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse, and a victim to the terrors he had anticipated”…

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