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A Deeper Meaning Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 in Boston Massachusetts Shortly after his birth his father deserted him and his mother passed away soon after that He grew up to be a troubled young man He fell in love with his beloved wife and shortly after that she died He passed away alone and unhappy Poes life was almost as dark and depressing as the fiction he produced In The Fall of the House of Usher he uses a great deal of symbolism to represent how the Usher family is We as readers see how deep the meaning of the story associates with how twisted Poes mind was To enhance the meaning he uses a poem a painting and the novel Mad Trist to let the reader know how the Ushers are characterized as a spooky and twisted family The poem The Haunted Palace made a connection between the house and the members of the Usher family The house started out as royalty and was a beautiful normal neatly-composed home That was how the Usher family once was In the first three stanzas of the poem it showed how the family used to be happy As time went by the house deteriorated along with the emotions of the people living in the house The incest of the Ushers had caught up with them and had made them mentally distraught The quote But evil things in robes of sorrow Assailed the monarchs high estate described what was happening to the house at the moment It is saying that the house along with the Ushers was full of sorrow The imagery of the poem brings forth the image of a happy family that had no problems and were peaceful However are now disgusting living twins that are physically and metally distorted The narrator got a glimpse of the abstract painting that hung in the Usher hallway It correlates with the place where Madeline
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