In “Fall Of House Of Usher” the brother is revealed as mentally ill and kills the sister. “ Madman! I tell you that she now stands without the door!” ( Poe 30). However, in “ House Taken Over” the brother ends up saving the sister and they disappear.
From the sky being “the color of lead” to trees that are “partly dead.” The dismal imagery in this passage says a decent amount about how Judd is feeling. It is evident that he not only lonely, but Judd is also anxious. He is stuck in this state of feeling depressed. Which is normal when someone fixates on death as much as Judd has.
The recurring binary opposition of light and dark connotes the polarity of hope and despair; good and evil; and ultimately, the progression from trauma. Through Anton, Mulisch
In the “Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher prematurely buries his sister, Madeline Usher, because he thinks she has died from an unknown illness. Poe describes the burial as, “We replaced and screwed down the lid, and having secured the door of iron, made out the way with the toll…” (Poe 425). When Roderick bolted the iron lid upon his sister’s coffin, all trust that had previously been built between the two had been broken. In Poe’s life, after the burial of his wife and mother, he felt like he could never trust anyone as well.
Diction is the word choice used in a work of literature. The diction that Edgar Allan Poe uses in The Fall of the House of Usher uses in this has a dark mood, that adds to to theme of the story by showing that the house is sinister and depressing, which is affirmed throughout the work. Since Poe uses such dark vocabulary, the reader can tell that this is going to be a gloomy (gothic) poem. For
The speaker have fallen into despair over his lost love, Lenore, slowly and harshly breaking his mind and heart due to baffling raven, and response harshly “Leave my loneliness unbroken!...” (100). However, the narrator experience many horrific occurrence in his tale. A devastating moment of the narrator tale is the when Rodrick Usher was muttering to himself on his chair about him hearing strange noises for days, and he finally confessed about them burying his sister alive and desperately trying to escape, and claims “yes, I hear it, and have heard it.” And when the outburst of Rodrick sister appearance, and she fell heavily inward upon his brother.
The author uses setting, imagery, and repetition to create the atmosphere. The setting it is aft his house in the middle of the night and the raven the bird. The author uses imagery is creepy because it is dark then a bird flies in and it starts talking and saying nevermore. The author uses repetition when the bird keeps on saying nevermore. The thesis statem is it is scarey because
Crime and Punishment Trembling he removes an ax from behind his back. Haltingly, he raises it above his head. Then with sudden conviction the figure strikes the old woman with the butt end of the ax. Again and again he drives the blunt end of the ax into the woman’s neck before finally examining the body and realizing that his target is dead.
Both Ginsberg and Eliot use the empty streets and darkness because of the feeling of loneliness it brings to people. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Eliot says, in lines 8-9, “Streets that follow like a tedious argument of insidious intent” and in “A Supermarket in California,” Ginsberg says, “for I walked down the side streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon” (line 1-2). These quotes from the poems show how they both, as a whole, give the reader the feeling of loneliness and solitude. This is a successful technique for a poet to use because it makes the reader more invested in the story and more connected to the
Webster’s Dictionary defines suspense as, “a mental uncertainty or anxiety or the state of being undecided or doubtful.” By using mystery elements in his or her writing, an author can give the readers the uncomfortable feeling of suspense while reading their suspenseful text. In various short stories, mystery elements create suspense in a variety of ways. The short stories, “Lamb to the Slaughter,” by Roald Dahl, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and “Invitation to a Murder,” by Josh Pachter create suspense as a result of the mystery elements they contain. “Lamb to the Slaughter” is one of the many examples of texts that includes suspense, which the author created throughout the story.