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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher - The House and its Inhabitants

- The House and its Inhabitants In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Poe presents the history of the end of an illustrious family.  As with many of Poe’s stories, setting and mood contribute greatly to the overall tale.  Poe’s descriptions of the house itself as well as the inhabitants thereof invoke in the reader a feeling of gloom and terror.  This can best be seen first by considering Poe’s description of the house and then comparing it to his description of its inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]

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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher Essays: A Perspective

- The Fall of The House of Usher The Fall of The House of Usher is an eerie, imaginative story. The reader is captured by the twisted reality. Many things in the story are unclear to the reader; but no less interesting. For instance, even the conclusion of the story lends it self to argument. Did the house of Usher truly "fall". Or, is this event simply symbolism. In either case, it makes a dramatic conclusion. Also dramatic is the development of the actual house. It seems to take on a life of its own....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]

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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher Essay - Downward Transcendence

- Downward Transcendence in The Fall of the House of Usher   According to Beverly Voloshin in "Transcendence Downward: An Essay on 'Usher' and 'Ligeia,'" Poe presents transcendental projects which threaten to proceed downward rather than upward" in his story "The Fall of the House of Usher" (19). Poe mocks the transcendental beliefs, by allowing the characters Roderick Usher, Madeline Usher, the house and the atmosphere  to travel in a downward motion into decay and death, rather than the upward transcendence into life and rebirth that the transcendentalists depict....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]

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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher Essays: Metaphoric Images

- Metaphoric Images in Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" "The Fall of the House of Usher," one of Edgar Allen Poe's most celebrated tales has captured the imagination of readers both young and old. With great skill, Poe has metaphorically succeeded to mirror unlike objects in nature. One can find examples of how Poe has succeeded this throughout this short story. Among one of the first examples that one can find is "...that ancient metaphor for the body...(Montgomery 373)." The "ancient metaphor" that one can find is that of Roderick Usher and the later being the Usher house....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]

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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher Essays: Suspense

- The Fall of the house of Usher           Suspense In "The Fall of the house of Usher," Edgar Allen Poe creates suspense and fear in the reader. He also tries to convince the reader not to let fear overcome him. Poe tries to evoke suspence in the reader's mind by using several diffenent scenes. These elements include setting, characters, plot, and theme.  Poe uses setting primarily in this work to create atmosphere. The crack in the house and the dead trees imply that the house and its surroundings are not sturdy or promising....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]

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Poe's Fall of The House of Usher Essay: Gloomy Images

- Gloomy Images from The Fall of the House of Usher In Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher the narrator first views the house of Usher and perceives a mystery incapable of being solved. Foreboding imaginings keep coming into his mind in spite of rational thinking and reasoning. As he says, there are things beyond our ability to rationalize. He rationalizes that if he could look at things differently or in a brighter light, he might be able to change it, but when he looks into the lake he sees, with even more fear before, a mirror image of the house in all its darkness....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]

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Imagry in the Fall of the House of Usher

- Imagry in the Fall of the House of Usher Imagery in "The Fall of the House of Usher" The description of the landscape in any story is important as it creates a vivid imagery of the scene and helps to develop the mood. Edgar Allan Poe is a master at using imagery to improve the effects of his stories. He tends to use the landscapes to symbolize some important aspect of the story. Also, he makes use of the landscape to produce a supernatural effect and to induce horror. In particular, Poe makes great use of these tools in "The Fall of the House of Usher." This story depends on the portrayal of the house itself to create a certain atmosphere and to relate to the Usher family....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- Edgar Allen Poe is one of the greatest poets. He’s scary, weird, and wrote some insane tales. Virtually all of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories concerned themes of human perversity and involve the technique of ratiocination. Most critics believe that “The Fall of the House of Usher” reflects both characteristics. I agree, in this short story a man comes to visit his friend Roderick. Roderick and his sister are very ill. Their house is falling apart and this man has come to try to fix it, but that is not what happens....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fall of the House of Usher

- In the short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe, diction is extensively used to create an air of suspense. Poe’s use of diction along with symbolism contributes to establishing a mood of despair. By using symbolic comparison between the Ushers and their house, the story’s suspense builds and the characteristics of the Ushers are portrayed. Poe’s cunning tactics are evident in the way he achieves a story of both suspense and horror. In “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Poe’s use of dark, descriptive words allow him to establish an eerie mood....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Fall of the House of Usher

- The Fall of the House of Usher is definitely a piece written in Poe's usual style; a dark foreboding tale of death and insanity filled with imagery, allusion, and hidden meaning. It uses secondary meanings and underlying themes to show his beliefs and theories without actually addressing them. It convinces us without letting us know we're being convinced, and at the same time makes his complex thoughts relatively clear. On the literal level the story is about a man (the narrator) visiting his boyhood friend who is suffering from “acuteness of the senses”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fall of the House of Usher

- The Fall of the House of Usher The story starts out with the narrator riding up to an old and gloomy house. He stresses that the overall persona of the house is very eerie. The reason he is at this house is because he received a letter from an old friend by the name of Roderick Usher. Roderick and the narrator were intimate friend at a young age but they had not spoken to each other in several years. The narrator examined the house for a great time as he rode toward the house, he noticed that the house had been severely neglected over time....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Fall of the House of Usher

- In "The Fall of the House of Usher", Poe uses the life-like characteristics of the decaying house of Usher as a device for giving the house a supernatural atmosphere. This not only makes the story act upon the reader in a grabbing way, but it also creates an impression of fear, mystery and horror, typical for Poe’s literary works. For example, from the very beginning of the story, the reader can tell that there is something unusual and bizarre about the old house. As the narrator approaches the home of his long-time friend, Roderick Usher, he refers to the house as the "melancholy House of Usher"....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The summary of The Fall of the House of Usher

- The Narrator had received a letter from a boyhood acquaintance, Roderick Usher, begging that he come to him "posthaste." Usher had written to explain that he was suffering from a terrible mental and bodily illness, and longed for the companionship of "his only personal friend." The plea seemed so heartfelt that the Narrator immediately set out for the Usher ancestral home. Approaching the ivy-covered, decaying old house, the Narrator was struck b y an overwhelming sense of gloom which seemed to envelop the estate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Poe's Narrators In 'Cask Of Amontillado' And 'Fall Of The House Of Usher'

- One of the most famous authors in American history is Edgar Allen Poe, thanks to his intricate and unsettling short stories and poems. One of the strongest aspects of Poe’s writing style is the allure and complexity of the narrator of the story. These narrators, ranging from innocent bystanders to psychotic murderers, add depth to such a short story and really allow Poe to explore the themes of death and murder which he seems to have an unhealthy obsession towards. Furthermore, he uses these narrators to give a different perspective in each of his many works and to really unsettle the reader by what is occurring throughout the story....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe]

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Ambiguous Elements in Edgar Allan Poe's Fall of the House of Usher

- Ambiguous Elements in Edgar Allan Poe's Fall of the House of Usher As vague as Edgar Allan Poe could be at times with the theme of one of his stories, The Fall of the House of Usher contains a theme which is decipherable with little energy expended. The story can be interpreted as an artist who becomes detached from the external world and therefore loses his ability to create art. This also results in his ultimate demise. We first see evidence of this very early in the story. The narrator receives a letter from Mr....   [tags: Literature Analysis, Character Analysis]

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The Use of Language in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe

- ... As the story unveils, the narrator is brought to the vaults. His feelings overwhelm him with apprehension while in the vault where breathing takes more effort due to the heaviness of the air. As the narrator starts to become more careful of the surroundings he notices the architecture consisting of lengthy archways covered with copper and a door full of iron. Furthermore, the narrator notices they are standing under the main quarters of the Usher home. Entrapment starts to creep into his emotions and a fear of imprisonment suddenly overwhelms while fear gradually creeps into him by this “region of horror” (Poe) Additionally, Poe toys with the components of supernatural world to frighten...   [tags: gothic, horror, tone]

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Fall of Usher

- "The Fall of the House of Usher" Summary The narrator approaches the House of Usher on a "dull, dark, and soundless day." This house--the estate of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher--is very gloomy and mysterious. The narrator writes that the house seems to have collected an evil and diseased atmosphere from the decaying trees and murky ponds around it. He notes, however, that although the house itself is decaying in pieces (for example, individual stones are disintegrating), the structure itself is fairly solid....   [tags: essays research papers]

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House Of Bush House Of Saud by Craig Unger

- Since September 11 2001, the world has changed dramatically in several ways. War, paranoia, and instability in the Middle East are all direct consequences of 9/11. Many people blame the Bush administration for a great deal of these changes for the worst. This book seeks to throw light on the nature of that administration and, above all, its relationship with Saudi Arabia, the largest oil exporter in the world, possessing an estimated 25% of all known oil reserves. House of Bush, House of Saud is a title that suggests a conspiracy, but this book does not belong to the conspiracy genre....   [tags: Unger Bush Saud House]

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The Tarantella Dance in A Doll's House

- The Tarantella Dance in A Doll's House In A Doll's House, Ibsen uses many symbols. One symbol that is used to symbolize Nora's character; is a dance called the Tarantella. The Tarantella is a folk dance from southern Italy. It goes from an already quick tempo to an even quicker one, while alternating between major and minor keys. It is characterized by swift movements, foot tapping, and on the women's part, exaggerated ruffling of petticoats. It involves a lot of very fast spinning and jumping until one cannot dance anymore and is so exhausted they fall to the ground....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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A Look into House Music

- A Look into House Music House music was first and foremost, the direct descendant of "Disco". Many older and wiser Chicago, New York and New Jersey House dj's will agree with me on this. They will acknowledged that fact that it was due to New York's, huge Disco club and music scene that helped to create the music of House and Garage and its culture within Chicago, Usa. Frankie Knuckles, the acknowledged "godfather" of Chicago house, got his start as a Dj via Manhattan, New York, Usa. Whilst there he was spinning Disco, Philly Soul records during the early 1970s with another legendary deejay figure, the late, great Larry Levan, New York....   [tags: House Music Disco Essays]

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An Analysis of The House on Mango Street

- An Analysis of The House on Mango Street In the novel, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros describes the problems that Latino women face in a society that treats them as second class citizens. A society that is dominated by men, and a society that values women for what they look like, and not for what is on inside. In her Novel Cisneros wants us to envision the obstacles that Latino women must face everyday in order to be treated equally. In the Book women are looked upon as objects by men whether they are boyfriends, friends fathers or husbands....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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A House Divided: Athens, Sparta, and the Inevitable Fall of Greece

- A House Divided: Athens, Sparta, and the Inevitable Fall of Greece The stunning Greek defeat of the Persians, the specter of which lurks behind the events of the Peloponnesian Wars, was for Herodotus proof of the superiority of Hellenic form of government and way of life, and Herodotus ends his history at this pinnacle of Greek history. Thucydides then accepts the task of chronicling Greece’s unraveling from a position as the dominant power of the Mediterranean, and a center of cultural, technological, and political development to the final result of the Peloponnesian Wars—a fractured, demoralized, and dependent Greece that lies wide open to foreign conquest....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The House on Mango Street Cultural Values

- The House on Mango Street Cultural Values Sandra Cisneros' strong cultural values greatly influence The House on Mango Street. Esperanza's life is the medium that Cisneros uses to bring the Latin community to her audience. The novel deals with the Catholic Church and its position in the Latin community. The deep family connection within the barrio also plays an important role in the novel. Esperanza's struggle to become a part of the world outside of Mango Street represents the desire many Chicanos have to grow beyond their neighborhoods....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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An Analytical Essay on Excessive Pride in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

- Excessive Pride in Things Fall Apart In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, a well-known aphorism, "pride goes before a fall", was used. I agreed with and supported this statement. The story line itself backed up this statement as well. Through Okonkwo's hard work he became a "great man" with a sense of pride and haughtiness, who then suffered a loss of pride, which ultimately led to his down fall and his own suicide. This book went along with the commonly stated cliché....   [tags: Things Fall Apart essays]

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A Doll's House

- A Doll's House The author, Henrik Ibsen, who wrote other social commentary plays (like Ghosts, Enemy Of The People, and Pillars Of Society), made a departure in this plays ending by having the protagonist run away rather than staying to set an example and continuing to struggle for the better along side others. This scenario creates a sad, troubling and for Nora unjustified ending as she, the protagonist in A Doll's House, leaves Torvold, her husband. She destroys any hope that married couples can reconcile differences and learn to change and grow with one another....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]

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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart – Finding Unoka in the Mirror

- Things Fall Apart – Finding Unoka in the Mirror I wish I could say that the character Okonkwo, in the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, is very similar to myself, but I would be lying. Okonkwo is filled with many admirable traits: drive, ambition, goals, and his ability to overcome through his constant productivity. Okonkwo had the determination to become a great man, and even with the odds against him, he succeeded. “With a father like Unoka, Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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A Push to Freedom in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- A Push to Freedom in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House Sometime after the publication of "A Doll's House", Henrik Ibsen spoke at a meeting of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights. He explained to the group, "I must decline the honor of being said to have worked for the Women's Rights movement....   [tags: Feminism Ibsen Doll's House]

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Causes For The Fall of the Roman Empire

- What major events led to the eventual decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Categorized between internal and external factors with broad reasoning, doesn’t lend itself to just a few events as the cause for the actual fall. From the internal factors: socio-economic problems and political corruption with the emperors and senate with their selfish, indulgence lifestyles with gladiator games being a major expense from the coffers, moral decline impacted the richest Romans with immorality, various outlandish sexual behaviors, gambling on most any activities and public lewd/sexual acts in the Colosseum....   [tags: The Fall of the Roman Empire]

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The Fall of the House of Usher

- In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe, the character Roderick Usher is the last male member of the Usher family. The Usher family has a nearly impeccable direct line of descent as stated in paragraph 3 of the story. Roderick has only one living relative, his sister Madeline. This means that the Usher family is in jeopardy of disappearing because neither Roderick nor his sister has any children. Therefore there is a possibility of incest between Roderick and Madeline. However this could result in many difficulties and problems for the potential children and possibly on the consciences of Roderick and Madeline....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Edgar Allen Poe]

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The Fall of the House of the Usher

- The Fall of the House of the Usher During the nineteenth century, literary writers were encouraged in transcendentalism. Their main focus was on capturing the spirituality in nature. For example, authors such as Henry Thoreau and Ralph Emerson were dominating the world of poetry and prose with their tales of nature. From Thoreau's' journey through the Maine Woods to Emerson's Nature, the transcendental ere, was in the main stream. Yet, not all of the nineteenth century writers shared this same viewpoint....   [tags: Papers]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- The House and the Ushers One of the central themes underlying the short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, is that of the nature of the house. The way it is described and the way it is so mysterious. Another central theme about this story is the nature of the people that live in the house. They are portrayed very much in the same manner throughout the story. Thus, they have several similarities with each other. All of which are of a bad feeling, showing how bad things are for the people and the house....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fall of the House of Usher

- What do our two characters have in common but the simple fact that they are loosing their minds. In the “Fall of the House of Usher” Poe tells the story of an individual deeply plagued by a dieing sister and a long line of family mishaps. He is a prisoner within his own mind, with no possibility of escape. As with “The Yellow Wallpaper” Gilman tells of a woman deeply plagued by her own mind. She is drawn into a reality of her own where she is the only one that can free herself. In being prisoners these two main characters share a common theme and a sense of symbolism in the way that they live and go about each day....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Poe, Gilman]

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The Fall of the House of Usher: Double Trouble

- Edger Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” tells the Gothic and hunting story of a friend’s failed attempt to help another friend. The story’s vague start describing a deteriorating house gives an eerie feeling to the story. Soon the narrator finds himself betwixt an interesting familial dynamic of a brother and sister of the Usher family. With both siblings affected with mysterious illnesses, death soon finds the sister Madeline while Roderick Usher continues to suffer mentally....   [tags: Literature]

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Perception of Events in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Fall of the House of Usher

- Perception of Events in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Fall of the House of Usher When literature first began to take flight in America, many of the stories written were of the Gothic variety. American society, at the time, seemed to connect with fantasy and reality, therefore many early writers wrote in the Gothic style. Most of these Gothic stories feature characters whose perceptions of themselves and the world around them are abnormal due to drug use, being in a dream state, or simply just madness....   [tags: Papers]

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A Sense of Tension in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

- A Sense of Tension in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe "The Fall of the House of Usher," by Edger Allan Poe is horror in genre and is written in a gothic style. There are many passages in which Poe creates tension and he often gives it a gothic feel. Firstly, as the narrator arrives at the scene of the story, Poe builds up the tension and creates a sinister, chilly atmosphere. 'During the whole of a dull, dark and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens....   [tags: Papers]

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Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher versus Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

- Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Vertigo is very similar in a couple of ways. One way is that they both have friends that help with a murder. Second, both stories have death, mystery, and trickery involved in them. In the movie Vertigo John “Scottie” Ferguson gets a phone call by Gavin Elster, who is an old friend, to help him with a job. In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” Rodrick Usher calls for his old friend to help him with a job also....   [tags: comparison between story and film]

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Inner Turmoil in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe

- Inner Turmoil in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe Art can reflect the internal psychological processes of the human mind. Specifically, Edgar Allen Poe uses the atmosphere of The Fall of the House of Usher to portray Roderick's inner turmoil. The tumultuous gloom besetting the house is equal to the doom of the Usher family. The narrator's description of the house sets the tone of the story. The house is downtrodden and borders a stagnant tarn. Similarly, Roderick becomes quiet aged and deals with emotional problems....   [tags: Papers]

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Symbolism and the Theme of Incest in "The Fall of the House of Usher"

- Symbolism and incest are both very apparent themes throughout the story of "The Fall of the House of Usher", by Edgar Allan Poe, and helps us to better understand the events that occur. Poe uses his symbolism to reveal character traits, foreshadow future events and helps his reader to understand the events that occur throughout the story. Throughout the story we realize that the relationship between brother and sister is not a normal sibling bond. We also see that the siblings themselves are not normal in all the aspects of a human being....   [tags: American Literature]

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House

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Cisneros' The House on Mango Street

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The Effect of Colonialism in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- This essay is about the effect of Colonialism seen in the book Things Fall Apart. Through out the whole book you can see different impressions on the tribe, many other people, and the relationships between the white man and the black man.      "Does the white man understand our custom about land?" "How can he when he does not even speak our tongue. But he says that our customs are bad; and our own brothers who have taken up his religion also say that our customs are bad. How do you think we can fight when our own brothers have turned against us....   [tags: Themes in Things Fall Apart ]

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An Inaccurate Review of The Fall of the House of Usher

- An Inaccurate Review of The Fall of the House of Usher David A. Carpenter, in the form of an essay, addresses Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by interpreting themes, meanings, style, and technique within the story. His essay review contains many quotes and direct references to both Poe and “The Fall of the House of Usher;” however, Carpenter’s analysis proves itself to be inaccurate. Carpenter repeatedly writes statements of which he claims are true, but then argues contrary points....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- Research Paper on "The Fall of the House of Usher" Edgar Allan Poe 's "The Fall of the House of Usher," was masterpiece of the most tragic love story ever told. The tale leads to unexpected tragic death for the Usher and their home. The Fall of the House of Usher had a mixed natural and superstitions, which proclaim, "Are we haunted in this world, or do we haunted ourselves?" (Howarth, L., William, Poe 's Tale, Pg. 9) While Leonard W....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- The human condition, a concept prevalent in several pieces of literature, encompasses the emotional, moral, questioning, and observant nature of humans. This concept is often used by authors to emphasize the characteristics that set humans apart from other living creature. Edgar Allan Poe’s dark fantasy piece “The Fall of the House of Usher” perfectly depicts the human condition as it conveys how fear and over-thinking can control one’s actions and life. By giving insight into Roderick Usher’s life, Poe reveals how individuals can make themselves believe they are mentally ill....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- Stories come in many way; some are easy to interpret others have more than one way of understanding the essence, such is the case of The Fall of the House of Usher. There are two obvious ways to interpret the story one is of the madness of the characters especially Roderick Usher. The other interpretation would be that the story is truly real and it has much of the supernatural. Many things point to both ideas. The argument for insanity comes from the idea that Roderick seems to be mentally ill, the possibility that Madeline is not real, and the narrator also not seeming to be competent mentally, at least within the mansion....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- On The Metaphors of a Decadent Society in “The Fall of the House of Usher” A sense of decadence can be easily found in the the story of “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe, which appears especially strong on the main character Roderick Usher, who buries his own sister alive and collapses to destruction along with his family house. If we analyze the story closely, we might find that Roderick and his connections with other elements, for example, the house and his sister Madeline, can be interpreted as a metaphor of the process of demolition of a decadent society....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher Setting

- Setting in Edger Allan Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher setting plays an important role in enlightening the reader to the inner ambitions of the characters in the story. After the narrator describes the physical house as he arrives the reader can see the similarities between the setting and Roderick Usher’s illness but as the story progresses, the narrator’s description of the settings that he encounters exhibit his decline as a rational thinker in the nightmarish surroundings he has found himself in....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe

- Symbolisms of “The Fall of the House of Usher” Edgar Allan Poe was without a doubt an exceptional man that most people could not understand; yet, he was a brilliant writer with a very bizarre and dark style of writing. Reflecting upon Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Fall of the House of Usher” the narrator is presented to be the key character of the story. During the course of the story the narrator presents many things in the story that are unclear to the reader, keeping the reader in a state of mystery and speculating....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher : Madness Vs. Reality

- The Fall of the House of Usher: Madness vs. Reality Stories come in many way; some are easy to interpret others have more than one way of understanding the essence, such is the case of The Fall of the House of Usher. There are two obvious ways to interpret the story one is of the madness of the characters especially Roderick Usher. The other interpretation would be that the story is truly real and it has much of the supernatural. Many things point to both ideas. The argument for insanity comes from the idea that Roderick seems to be mentally ill, the possibility that Madeline is not real, and the narrator also not seeming to be competent mentally, at least within the mansion....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe

- One of the most well-known writers of our time, “Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, on January 19, 1809, [being] the second of three children” (Bloom 149). After Poe’s mother passed and his father subsequently left, “the children [were then moved] to a different household of a Richmond merchant [by the name of] John Allan” (Bloom 149). Even though Poe was “not legally adopted, he is renamed as Edgar Allan” (Bloom 149). Through his lifetime of creative writing, Poe’s death remains a controversial discussion, nevertheless, Poe was and still is recognized for his great literary works ranging from symbolic gothic literature to poems....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe

- In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Edgar Allan Poe presents the history of the extinction of an eminent family know as the Ushers. Similar to Poe’s other short stories and poems, the setting and tone fit in well for the whole story, as he describes the house and it’s occupants to appeal to the reader and give off the atmosphere of suspense and dread. This can best be seen first by considering Poe’s description of the house and comparing it to the residents of the mansion, Roderick and Madeline Usher....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Three Unique Characters of Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher

- The Three Unique Characters of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher In Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the three characters are the unknown narrator, the narrators old time friend Roderick Usher, and Roderick’s sister Madeline Usher. The three characters are unique people with distinct characteristics, but they are tied together by the same type of “mental disorder”. They all suffer from insanity but they each respond to it differently. Roderick and his sister seem to have a spiritual attatchment, and the narrator begins to get sucked into it....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

- In the story, “The Fall of The House of Usher”, there are many mysterious happenings that go on throughout the story between the characters Roderick Usher and the narrator. Throughout the story, Edgar Allan Poe uses themes such as madness and insanity to connect the house back to Roderick Usher. In the “Fall of The House of Usher”, the narrator goes through many different experiences when arriving to the house. The narrator’s experiences start out as almost unnoticeable in the beginning, turn into bigger ones right before his eyes, and end up becoming problems that cause deterioration of the mind and the house before the narrator even decides to do anything helpful for Roderic...   [tags: Roderick Usher, madeline]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” exhibits an accurate representation of the Gothic genre. Edgar Allan Poe’s work presents itself as mystifying because of the way he is able to confuse and muddy up the concepts to his readers. Poe incorporates the disappearance and reappearance action of the characters throughout the short story as well as an eerie feeling to represent the Gothic genre. Poe also uses the literary device, Gothic double. However, critics of Poe’s work have considered that some of his short stories are a parody of the Gothic genre....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Science fiction]

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When a Stranger Comes and Causes your House to Fall

- Is it possible that two stories in the same genre can have completely different settings, but still end in similar ways. The two stories The Fall of the House of Usher and Where is Here. are both gothic stories. In The Fall of the House of Usher by: Edgar Allen Poe, the story begins with the narrator going to visit his old friend in an isolated house built on a swamp. In Where is Here. by: Joyce Carol Oates, the story is set in a quiet, residential neighborhood, then a stranger comes to visit. Although The Fall of the House of Usher and Where is Here....   [tags: Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- The Fall of The House of Usher Literature plays an important role as a part of the cultural heritage. Thus, literature is the soul of our civilization, the center of our religion, and the machine we can travel back in the time of our old civilizations. In addition, literary works are able to take the readers beyond the limited experiences of readers’ lives. They show the lives of others. The literary works covey the social, political, and cultural backgrounds of the time when the stories or novels were written....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Romanticism, Gothic fiction]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher: Setting

- In the short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher," by Edgar Allen Poe, setting is used extensively to do many things. The author uses it to convey ideas, effects, and images. It establishes a mood and foreshadows future events. Poe communicates truths about the character through setting. Symbols are also used throughout to help understand the theme through the setting.Poe uses the setting to create an atmosphere in the reader's mind. He chose every word in every sentence carefully to create a gloomy mood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fall of The House of Usher

- Often times in literature the author will correlate attributes of a character or things happening to a character with physical items or even other people within the story. This provides an indication of how a character is structured and sometimes foreshadows things yet to happen in the story. In the short story “The Fall of The House of Usher,” the author, Edgar Allan Poe, establishes two distinct parallels between three characters. Roderick is paralleled with both his twin sister, Madeline, and the actual house itself....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poe 's The House Of Usher

- Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe 's The Fall of the House of Usher In Edgar Allen Poe 's The Fall of the House of Usher, incest and morality are two themes that are shown throughout the entire story. The twins, Rodrick and Madeline, are not only related but are connected to the house and each other in strange ways. The narrator visits his childhood friend Rodrick who is sick with an illness, and the narrator visits him. The Usher 's house, at the narrator 's first description, gives him a "sense of insufferable gloom" and has windows that look like eyes....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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Figures of speech in The Fall of the House of Usher

- Figures of speech in The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, sets a tone that is dark, gloomy, and threatening. His inclusion of highly descriptive words and various forms of figurative language enhance the story’s evil nature, giving the house and its inhabitants eerie and “supernatural” qualities. Poe’s effective use of personification, symbolism, foreshadowing, and doubling create a morbid tale leading to, and ultimately causing, the fall of (the house of) Usher....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Fall of the House of Usher: Imagery of Decay

- ... These then morph into “restrained hysteria in his whole demeanor” as his sanity decreases even more. Roderick starts to lose his grip on reality and slips even further into the clutches of fear and confusion. This rapid decline in Roderick’s mental health is made evident to the reader through the narrators progressing fear of him and what will come of him in the imminent future. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is essentially a story following Roderick as a “fatal victim of terror in its unmediated condition” (Cook)....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, literary analysis]

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A Critical Analysis of The Fall of the House of Usher

- A Critical Analysis of The Fall of the House of Usher There are three significant characters in this story: the narrator, whose name is never given, Roderick and Madeline Usher. The narrator is a boyhood friend of Roderick Usher. He has not seen Roderick since they were children; however, because of an urgent letter that the narrator has received from Roderick which was requesting his assistance in alleviating his malady, the narrator makes the long journey to the House of Usher....   [tags: Papers]

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Symbolism and analysis of "The Fall of the House of Usher"

- Edgar Allan Poe is undoubtedly one of American Literature's legendary and prolific writers, and it is normal to say that his works touched on many aspects of the human psyche and personality. While he was no psychologist, he wrote about things that could evoke the reasons behind every person's character, whether flawed or not. Some would say his works are of the horror genre, succeeding in frightening his audience into trying to finish reading the book in one sitting, but making them think beyond the story and analyze it through imagery....   [tags: American Literature]

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Split Personalities in "The Fall of the House of Usher"

- Edgar Allan Poe was nothing short of a typical American writer. Many of his short stories present as if a mirror reflection of his own life: obstacles, miseries and anguish that his life was `peppered with'. Poe did not get on well with the society. He indulged in drinking to excess and gambling which was regarded as immoral at that time. Most importantly, he married an underage girl who was his cousin. This step made the pendulum swing. He became an outcast and by many of his contemporaries was perceived as a madman....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe

- Setting can be one of the most significant aspects of nearly any text. Setting is one of many devices that authors use to set up not only the time and place of the story, but also the mood. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most notorious authors to use setting to give the story its mood, most often with fear. The Fall of the House of Usher is no different. Throughout the short story, Poe uses many literary devices, including setting, to help set the stage for the both fearful and melancholy plot. Edgar Allan Poe’s, The Fall of the House of Usher uses setting as an important literary device for several reasons, including the mood of the story, the communication process, and foreshadowing....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction, Short story]

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The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe

- The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard begins his book, The Sickness Unto Death like this: “Man is spirit. But what is spirit. Spirit is the self. But what is the self. The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self.” I understand The Fall of the House of Usher in these terms; the story is a description of the sick self, the sick spirit, the mortally morbid human. The title provides a reasonable summary of the story: the subject is the House of Usher and what happens to the House is a fall....   [tags: Thematic, Literary Analysis, Self]

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The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe

- The human imagination is a powerful tool that sometimes is very hard to control, if it can be controlled at all. In The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe uses imagination as a key tool to make the story come to life. The human imagination is portrayed as a wild and uncontrollable being. This can be shown throughout the story by loss of control of his mental state by Roderick Usher, and by the narrator’s belief that he too is being infected by the house’s tormenting nature. I believe that Edgar Allan Poe personifies the mental concept of the imagination because it seems that throughout the story, the main culprit to the cause of madness is the torment of the person by his own imagi...   [tags: Symbolism, Imagination, Torment]

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

- The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe The mind is a complicated thing. Not many stories are able to portray this in such an interesting manner as in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher". The haunting story of a man and his sister, living in the old family mansion. But as all should know, much symbolism can be found in most of Poe's works. "The Fall of the House of Usher" is no exception. First of all, we have the symbolisme of Roderick Ushers mind and the House of Usher coinciding....   [tags: Papers]

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The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe

- A writer’s style is defined by his wording, diction, tone, and use of language. Style is the form of writing the author uses to build the story. Style is one of the most influential parts of a piece of fiction because it creates the overall mood and feeling. In “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the style is very gothic and dark, creating an ominous mood. This piece of fiction demonstrates Poe’s skill for making a moving tone, impeccable language, and a unique gothic style. The story begins with an unnamed narrator who receives a letter from an old friend named Roderick Usher, saying that he is ill and would like the narrator’s company....   [tags: Language, Tone, Style]

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The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe

- A writer can influence wording, diction, tone, and additional parts of language to make style. Style is the form of writing the author uses to build the story. Style is one of the most influential parts of a piece of fiction because it creates the overall mood and feeling. In “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the style is very gothic and dark, making an ominous mood to the story. This piece of fiction demonstrates Poe's skill for making a moving tone, an impeccable language, and a unique gothic style in his work....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary]

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Setting in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe

- Setting in The Fall of the House of Usher Dark Romanticism was very popular in 19th century America. It is literary genre that emerged from Romanticism and Transcendentalism. Tenets of Transcendentalism included finding God in nature, and seeing beyond the physical world. Dark romanticism examines the conflict between good and evil and the psychological effect of sin and guilt in the human mind. One very famous Dark Romantic writer is Edgar Allen Poe. Poe is very well known for his many poems and short stories....   [tags: sin, characters, romanticism]

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Edgar Allen Poe 's Fall Of The House Of Usher

- Dark romantic literature has delved into the pits of man’s soul, through the use of psychology, to showcase a new take on the horror one can experience. It is this literature that touches all who reads it with a cold hand through exploiting a common fear shared by most. In Edgar Allen Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher” Poe creates an ominous and eerie set of circumstances that incites pure fear into the narrator through his use of the Gothic Elements and Psychology to exploit the narrator’s fear of insanity to create the single effect of fear....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction]

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Fear in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

- Fear in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe used fear to attract his readers into his gothic world. Poe realized that fear intrigues as well as frightens, and sew it as a perfect motif for many of his stories, particularly The Fall of the House of Usher. Poe emphasized the mysterious, desolate, and gloomy surroundings throughout the story to set up the fear that got the reader involved. Then he extended the fear to the characters in order to reveal the importance of facing and overcoming fear....   [tags: Papers]

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Gothic Theme in Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher

- The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe, renowned as the foremost master of the short-story form of writing, chiefly tales of the mysterious and macabre, has established his short stories as leading proponents of “Gothic” literature. Although the term “Gothic” originally referred only to literature set in the Gothic (or medieval) period, its meaning has since been extended to include a particular style of writing. In order for literature to be “Gothic,” it must fulfill some specific requirements....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe

- Set in a Gothic atmosphere, The Fall of the House of Usher, written by Edgar Allan Poe, dramatically portraits how the bloodline of the Ushers comes to an end. The story starts with an unnamed narrator, who apparently is a childhood friend of Roderick Usher— the head of the house— arriving by horseback. Roderick Usher wrote a letter to the narrator, asking the latter to visit him and help him with the agitation that he is undergoing. By the time he entered the mansion, the narrator finds out that Roderick is sick and anxious about something....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]

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Young Goodman Brown and The Fall of the House of Usher

- While reading “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, I couldn’t help but feel a constant overwhelming sense of dread. The root of this could have come from the story’s dark setting deep within an “haunted forest” or from Brown’s mysterious “Devil”-esque companion. While I read, another story came into my mind; the story of the “Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. In Poe’s tale the same heart pounding emotion can be felt as he describes the reunion of two friends within “the House of Usher.” With the manors “eye-like windows” and “sorrowful impression,” Poe wastes no time in setting the Gothic mood....   [tags: Comparing Literature, Nathaniel Hawthorn]

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

- To begin with, Poe has carefully tailored the narrative in a manner to fit the theory of single effect. The unnamed narrator suggests that his main job is to narrate. His logical treatment and explanation of what happens throughout the story adds plausibility and credibility to the narrator. Darrel Abel described the narrator as “Anthropos” for he, the narrator, remains “uncharacterized, undescribed and even unnamed” (177). Although the reader does not know much about him, the attention is fully drawn instead to the strangeness in the House of Usher and the horror tour inside the house....   [tags: unnamed author, psychological approach , reader ]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe was a great American literary critic and theoretician, which he perhaps initially applied through employments such as editor for several newspapers. His love for literature and writing expressed itself best in an encouraging environment. The author produced many short stories, poems, novels, just to mention a few, but his numerous talents bequeathed him with the title of “father of terrifying stories”. Edgar Alan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” expertly incorporates elements of character, setting and theme which render the story a frightening account with the supernatural....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction]

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Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' Fall Of The House Of Usher '

- Few American writers can rival Edgar Allan Poe in the field of Gothic literature. His works embody the typical thought associated with this grotesque genre of writing: murder, insanity, illness, darkness, and much more. “The Fall of the House of Usher” incorporates all of these Gothic themes into what many critics consider a literary masterpiece, and I would have to agree with the masses when it comes to this tale. In a very brief summary of the aforementioned work, an unnamed narrator receives a letter from a childhood friend, Roderick Usher, explaining that he needs help fighting against a sickness....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction]

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Fears Realized in The Fall of The House of Usher by Edger Allen Poe

- “The Fall of The House of Usher” by Edger Allen Poe starts with the Narrator on horseback riding through what seems to be a gloomy, cloudy day. The narrator observes that the house seems to have absorbed an evil and diseased atmosphere from the decaying trees and murky ponds around it. He notes that although the house is decaying in places, for example some of the stones are gone, however the structure itself is relatively solid. The narrator notices that the inside of the house just as spooky as the outside....   [tags: buried, alive, narrator]

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