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    how great each line is. The poem is acquainted with the choices of heaven or hell throughout each line and expresses how in depth Edgar must go to represent the decision. In the poem, Poe uses a decaying and haunted mansion as a chilling metaphor for the big decision. Reading this story can leave one confused or in chill bumps depending on how the imagery is perceived. The imagery describes the way life should be lived as one follows a higher being than oneself. The “Haunted Palace” is called a didactic poetry, which as you can tell this story is full of ethical, moral, or religious lessons. The haunted…

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    relative on earth.” They are husband and wife; however, the story never declares this fact. This conclusion is easily derived given Roderick’s “many passionate tears” (Baym, Nina 706) and the Usher family tree. Due to many generations of incest, Madeline wasn’t able to have or carry children. During the earlier years of their relationship, this seemed unimportant. As Roderick aged, the notion of never having children (and as a result ending the Usher heritage) depressed, enraged and…

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    Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher “The Fall of The House of Usher” is a dreary tale of a descent into madness, the unnamed narrator goes into detail of just how gloomy the house truly is. The introduction to “The Fall of The House of Usher” sets up a very gothic mood, Edgar Allen Poe does this by using dark descriptive words. “The theme of The Fall of The House of Usher” is a descent into madness as the usher house was once lively and is now dead in a sense. When the narrator…

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    Compare and Contrast Essay: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl Both short stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Landlady” by Roald Dahl are gothic, mysterious stories. The authors (of both stories) make the stories exciting for the reader due to the tension and suspense they create. There are some clear differences between the two stories, but also some similarities. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” the narrator is the main character in the…

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    Symbolism in “Trifles” Susan Glaspell’s play “Trifles” is set in the early 1900’s. Throughout the course of the story, the main setting is in the kitchen. This would not sound so bad if we were not informed of other characteristics of the house. The kitchen and the house is described as gloomy and the overall sense of the house is just depressing. The first stage directions describe it as, “The kitchen in the now abandoned farmhouse of John Wright, a gloomy kitchen” (Glaspell, 772), and It is…

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    Beautiful memories, full of joy and laughter, can be tainted by evils and dark creatures. In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “A Haunted Palace” tells the story of a delightful palace that is seen described so beautifully by passer-bys, but sadly this does not last as the palace is now being seen as being taken over by these ugly creatures. In the poem “A Haunted Palace” by Edgar Allan Poe, emotions from delight to terror and the dimness of a once beautiful memory are expressed throughout the writing…

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    In the poem “The Haunted Palace” written by Edgar Allan Poe. This poem starts off with the description of a beautiful palace with great details that stand out in a green valley. The speaker tells us about the glorious golden banners floating from the roof through the wind. It was told that passengers passing by would get a glimpse of spirits dancing around the king while he sat at his throne. The doors to the palace were majestic and bright and angels flooded through singing how great the…

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    everything complete a week in advance. Having to wait to meet up at a decent time or get in the haunted house was stressful. I was pleased with everyone being present at the announced meeting times. When it was time to get inside the haunted house, my group wasted no time. It was unreal how our finished product looked like something off a horror movie. I could not imagine if we would have thrown everything aside as in the task list. The task list was important in the development process by…

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    that she is freed from her imprisoned life. It is time for self-discovery. As she approaches Hill House, she excitedly imagines a different her with a different family, in which she would meet many great people and would be enjoying her simple life. Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House incorporates the idea of family into a haunted house. Hill House targets characters who have great desires and weak points. Eleanor, who fits into the description of whom Hill House…

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    The Way It Haunted Me People say that good things always come in pairs, but what about bad things too? My parents, sister and I decided to visit Cedar Point during what I like to call a dark fall. The days were hazy and honeyed, and cinnamon and pomegranate aroma filled the air. The skies were always awake and illuminated with the never-ending thunderstorms, and murky rains; the scattered leaves were luminescent in their yellows, reds, and purples as if they forgot they were about to die. That…

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