The Red Masque of Death and the Fall of the House of Usher

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The Red Masque of Death and The Fall of the House of Usher Jason Zhou Edgar Allen Poe is a poet that is well known around the world for being a master at writing dark, spooky, and death-related poems. He also writes short stories, in which he doesn’t forget to add plenty of descriptive language, in which he uses many ghostly, gloomy, and spooky adjectives. One of his works, The Fall of The House of Usher, is a story densely occupied with eerie descriptions of everything throughout the story, especially the beginning. In short summary, it starts out with a man whom is to visit an old acquaintance, named Roderick, in his mansion to take care of him and his sister, who are both both physically and mentally ill. The narrator gradually gets the feel that the mansion is somehow haunted by ill-willed spirits and that staying any longer in the house would not end well. In the end, everybody dies of sudden disease. This shows us how much Edgar liked to put supernatural and psychological elements in his writings. Another chilling and famous poem by Edgar would be The Red Masque of Death, which also entails many psychological factors in the poem, and a theme of the poem is also death. Both stories have similar death-related themes, analogous settings, and of course, identical endings. The two stories would only differ in mood and atmosphere, and divergent backgrounds. The Fall of the House of Usher first off takes place in a barren and desolate area, with no one around for miles except for Roderick’s mansion. Once the narrator walks into the house, he is to take care of Roderick’s every need, as his limbs have lost most of their mobility. Also he notices that, “I had worked upon my imagination as really to believe that about the whole mansion and domain there hung an atmosphere peculiar to themselves and their immediate vicinity-an atmosphere

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