Red Death Symbolism

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Adv. English II The Red Death How does symbolism and imagery create irony in a work of writing? Well in the story “The Mask of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, a story based on the black plague. Prince Prospero decides to have fun, but he doesn’t know what is coming, something his joy would never image. Poe uses symbolism to unfold this scary tale of terror. The prince Prospero is plains a big party in his palace. “But the prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious” (poe.373). The prince decides to lock all the doors of his palace in order to fend off the plague. He decorates his room in single colors for each room to represent the death. The prince invites
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