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Themes in Works by Edgar Allan Poe Horror stories seem to provoke a certain feeling inside all of us They can make us scared nervous or even just amazed If a horror story is told well it can make just about any reader cringe There are certain elements that must be in a horror story to really make it frightening Some of these elements include the setting the characters a feeling of suspense foreshadowing and unexpected events All of Edgar Allan Poes stories and poems seem to bring about a whimsical and nightmarish feeling in the reader Poes life was stranger than most which has probably helped him to create such ghastly tales The Fall of the House of Usher The Raven and The Masque of Red Death all contain those qualities that make them dreamlike or nightmarish The Fall of the House of Usher contains many of the elements that make it a true horror story One example of the foreshadowing of an unexpected event is the crack that runs down the side of the giant house This fissure is a form of foreshadowing and also is a way to show how Roderick Ushers mind is cracking and how he is slowly going mad As the story ends the fissure rapidly widened172 and the house crumbles to the ground Also the setting and setting add to the terror of the story The House of Usher is a very gloomy moss-covered house that is large and gothic looking The weather throughout the story is gloomy and toward the end of the story a storm arrives As Poe describes it it is a dull dark soundless dayp160 The bad weather adds to the feeling of oncoming horror later in the story It just lets the reader know that something is going to happen by having the stormy weather This passage is also an example of
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