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Edgar Allen Poes Symbolism of Death in The Fall of the House of Usher Death is defined as The termination or extinction of something American Heritage Dictionary Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in The Fall of the House of Usher in different ways Poes intention when writing The Fall of the House of Usher was not to present a moral lesson or truth to the reader he was simply trying to bring forth a sense of terror to the reader Poes mind works this way and critics believe this statement especially when related to this story Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston on January 19 1809 His life was filled with tragedies that started when he was ten months old and until he died at age forty These tragedies might be the answer to why Poe wrote in a way that confuses most of his readers Abandoned misunderstood and broke throughout his life few would have predicted that Poe would one day achieve the fame and respect now offered him in literacy circles in America and Europe--particularly France The Fall of the House of Usher - Analysis 5 Poe is grouped with other writers in the Romantic period Writers of this period focused on life emotions and the existence of the human race Although Poes work has many characteristics of Romanticism The Fall of the House of Usher falls into the Gothic category It is usually admired for its atmosphere and for its exquisitely artificial manipulation of Gothic claptrap and decorAbel 380 Bringing forth the symbolism of death is a major part of this writing All of the characters in The Fall of the House of Usher are linked to death by physical objects or by other people There are no symbols of absolute good Abel 382 The physical aspect of the House of Usher symbolizes death in the chain of events during the story Even Poes
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