A Literary Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of Red Death"

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A Literary Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” And “The Masque of Red Death” In the short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher," by Edgar Allen Poe, setting and symbolism are used to effectively convey ideas, effects, and images in order to establish mood, foreshadowing and characterization. Poe uses the setting to create a macabre atmosphere in the reader's mind. For example, Usher's house, its windows, …

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…to use literary devices on many levels. Poe effectively weaves setting, symbolism, foreshadowing, characterization, and theme together while successfully conveying exactly what he intends to the reader. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** WORKS CITED 1. Poe, Edgar Allen. “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe. New York: Doubleday Publishing, Inc., 1966. 2. Poe, Edgar Allen. “The Red Masque of Death.” Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe. New York: Doubleday Publishing, Inc., 1966.