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    Poe was a very skilled nineteenth century gothic writer. In the Fall of the House of Usher Poe is obviously not yet adept at writing in Gothic style. But in one of his next works The Pit and the Pendulum Poe hits the Gothic mark quite nicely. Edgar A. Poe was indeed a Gothic writer pioneer, many of his works have lasted to present day. The stories of Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum are two of Poes most striking Gothic Writings. In the fall of the House of Usher Poe gives three main characters: Roderick Usher, Madeline Usher, and the narrator who is never named. In this story no one is sane, everyone is a bit loco, especially Roderick after his sister/lovers death. However the sister was mer3ely in a coma not truly…

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    What makes you scared? Is it what you see, hear, or feel? While reading a book the author writes to put images in our heads. Once we have an image you can find the mood of the story. Imagery in “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “Windigo” helped create the mood of fear. In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” Edgar Allen Poe used dark words to create the mood of fear. The first sentence of the story says “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year,…

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    “There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart- an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime” This quote is from “The Fall Of The House of Usher” written by Edgar Allan Poe who is still one of the most famous gothic writer. His exemplary writing lies in his amazing talent to bring his stories to life. He uses outstanding word choice which gives the reader a good sense of imagery a deeper understanding of the story. …

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    The opening scene of “The Fall of the House of Usher” immediately welcomes us to a mysterious environment and a false sense of reality. The story seeming dream-like moves to the narrator approaching the feared house and a family member ushers him inside swiftly. While there an unnamed narrator experiences many supernatural activities and sees a constant connection between the house and its owners. He finds himself questioning his senses and psychological state when he concludes that an…

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    The Fall of the House of Usher is a story written by the American author Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe as many of us know was a famous author because all his stories and poems were written in a sense of terror or mystery and that's what caught the attention of many people. As many of us know Edgar Allan Poe wrote his stories in a sense of terror and mystery and "The Fall of the House of Usher" was not an exception. This story also contains romanticism due to the age it was written, at first…

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    "The Fall of the House of Usher" is about the usher household which only had two surviving members which are Roderick and Madeline Usher. Roderick Usher is a man filled with fear of dying and is worried about his family name going extinct. Madeline Usher is the last female in the small household of Usher and is the sister of Roderick. Madeline has a very strange cataleptical disease which makes her stay sleep for long times which makes it hard to tell if she's alive or not. In "The Fall of the…

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    several themes in The Cask of Amontillado and The Fall of the House of Usher and Four Other Tales. The narrators, whether an innocent witness of death as in The Fall of the House of Usher or a twisted murderer as in The Cask of Amontillado are used by Poe to discuss the themes of death and murder within these stories and, depending on their point of view, give a different take on such a despicable act such as murder. They both relate to death, madness, and romanticism. First, fear. The Fall of…

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    frail) the last of the ancient race of the Ushers.” This quote is from “The Fall of the House of Ushers” and it explains that the Usher siblings, Roderick and Madeline are the last ones in their family, and the fate of their family line lies on them. But what is not explained is that the siblings have a strong bond. In the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allan Poe uses setting, narration, and symbolism to express the central idea that the Usher siblings have a bond that is…

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    a tale of mystery and intrigue. In “The Fall of the House of Usher” Edgar Allan Poe captures a dark and mysterious mood in order to introduce the plot. Poe uses graphic language and dramatic imagery to create a mysterious and foreboding atmosphere throughout his short story. Poe begins his tale with a long drawn out sentence that packs in every possible detail of the narrator’s current setting. By doing this Poe creates a picture of a “dark” and “dreary” day. Poe uses words like “dull” and…

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    The House Says It All In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” a powerful atmosphere is created. Although set on a simple, “dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year” (Poe 420), there is a sense of deterioration, insanity, and even murder portrayed in this short story. The Usher mansion is carefully crafted to heighten the mood and atmosphere of the story. A great deal of time is spent specifically embodying the setting. Poe brilliantly illustrates,…

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