Examples Of Mood In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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What is tone? Tone is the an attitude of a writer about the subject of the piece. For example, the narrator starts by saying “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, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.” As the narrator is approaching the house, the tone is horrific. At the end of the story, as the narrator sees all the catastrophic events happening to the house, he changes to a careful and calm manner tone. The fall of the house of usher uses a gothic tone throughout the story, in this case we can see different tones.
Mood is the emotion or feeling produced by the piece. Throughout the story we see a dark, mysterious and somber mood. For example when the narrator said “I beheld him gazing upon vacancy for long hours, in an attitude of the profoundest attention, as if listening to some imaginary sound… I felt if creeping upon me, by slow yet certain degrees, the wild influences of his own fantastic yet impressive superstitions”. He created a creepy mood and a tone where you start to see that Roderick is going crazy, because he has started to hear and see things that are not
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Gothic is set as the mood and tone of this story. The gothic elements are the haunted house, the dull landscape, and the mysterious illness. The mood and the tone have some difference in this story. The mood that a reader can see it as is mysterious. The tone is how the writer feels towards what he is writing, in the story we see the changes in the tone. The writer described everything as dark, mysterious and makes everything look depressing. Roderick’s illness and Madeline’s disease give the story a more supporting mood and tone on what the writer see and
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