The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe

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gruffly, but he was, in color, a light green.“” The quote shows that this event is from his childhood, because he had a brother named Herman, and the too were always up to something, which drew the attention of the mother. James knew that this event from his childhood would be very fun to tell, and good story in general, and that is why he probably used it. Another author that’s life influenced his writings was, Edgar Allan Poe.
Edgar’s stories weren't directly influenced by one event in his life. In contrast, Edgar’s almost life long depression and hardships was what influenced his stories. When Edgar was around 1 year old his father abandoned his family and his mother died shortly after, and then when he attended west point he failed out. These events are some of the many events during Edgar’s life that caused him to become depressed. One of Edgar’s famous stories, “The Fall of The House of Usher”, is a prime example of Edgars depression influencing his stories. In the story it says, “...I reined my horse to the precipitous brink of a black and lurid tarn that lay in unruffled lustre by the dwelling, and gazed down -- but with a shudder even more thrilling than before -- upon the remodelled and inverted images of the gray sedge, and the ghastly tree-stems, and the vacant and eye-like windows.” In this quote the use of the phrase, “brink of black”, and “ghastly tree-stems”, signals that the house and its surroundings is very scary and somewhat depressive. These scary and

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