The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe is known for his poetry and short stories especially his tales of mystery and morbidity he was one of the countries first practitioners of short stories such as the Fall in the House of Usher many of his poems and short stories is said to have been inspired by Poe’s real and tumultuous life, in “The Fall of the House of UsherEdgar Allan Poe uses sound, feeling and sight imagery to create and explore an atmosphere of horror and to convey to the reader the idea that fear coalesced by isolation and enclosure can lead to insanity.

Poe’s uses the sound imagery for instance when he says “ Frequent and violent alterations of the wind “ it gives the story a sort of a haunted house feeling. In the “The Fall of the House of Usher” Poe is an absolute master at keeping his audience guessing in each corner an building up each emotion just like when he says” Have I Not heard her footsteps on the stair? Do I not distinguish the heavy beating of her heart?” Gives the readers exactly what they were asking which is to find more about the mentality and psychological components of Roderick Usher.

The mentality of Roderick is further demonstrated when he says, “Oh, pity me, miserable wretch that I am! — I dared not — I dared not speak! We have put her living in the tomb! Said I not that my senses were acute? I now tell you that I heard her first feeble movements in the hollow coffin. I heard them — many, many days ago — yet I dared not — I dared not speak! And now —

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