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SHORT STORY ESSAY ON POE I basically thought Poe and his story The Fall of the House of Usher was a good one to choose It has irony imagination and description put into it I enjoyed this short story a lot because of the meaning involved Poe always finds ways to write the stories that journey inside the mind Although his life was filled with much death as well as disappointment Poe always mystified us by his unique style of writing Many people seem to have various opinions on what this story was exactly about There are three characters involved Madeline Usher Roderick Usher and the narrator whose identity is unknown The basis of the story focuses on fear and death When the setting first emerges the house appears to be supernatural and uninviting The mansion is filled with beautiful decorations with a sense of insanity in the air There is a lot of imagery and description that Poe uses in the story I did this essay on this particular story because I enjoy Poe as well as his dark side I dont really seem like the kind of person who likes the gloomy and melancholy aspects of writing but appearances are deceitful The main deceitful appearance in the story is the dreaded house University of Texas Poe uses life-like characteristics of an otherwise decaying house as a device for giving the house a supernatural atmosphere At the beginning you can sense that the supernatural characteristics are present Upon entrance the narrator sees inside the house as well as the peculiar behavior that dwells inside of it The narrator seems to be very superstitious and wonders why there are certain things on the walls He describes Upon meeting Usher The physique of the gray walls the turrets and of the tarn into which they all look down had at length brought about the moral of his existence He says this about the
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