The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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The story of “The fall of the house of Usher” is categorized as a tragic short story published under the name Edgar Allen Poe, and has proven over time to be a very illusive and vivid tale, as the extensively descriptive vocabulary eludes readers to entrance them into such a gloomy experience, of which the overtone of the story unpleasantly provides readers; as even then there is still no certain meaning from which a person may derive the actual circumstance of which the passage may bring unto them, while there are a multitude of different interpretations that are neither proved nor disproved, only ones sense of perception may provide them a viable understanding of which the passage may present them. Nonetheless the story no less significant or hazy, as it severely dwells on the emotions and thoughts of the narrator who has the apparent displeasure of experiencing the events that partake in this story, presenting such prolific portions of idea that can all but resist the urge to unease the individual who may unfortunately come across this particularly eerie piece of literature. The story begins with a small epigraph of a quote from a song written by an old French musician that reads: “Son coeur est un luth suspendu; Sitot qu’on le touché il ressone”. This roughly translates to: His/her heart is a poised flute, as soon as it is touched, it resounds”. The brief inclusion of these lyrics leads me to believe that they were placed there before the execution of the story to

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