How Does Poe Create An Allegory In The Masque Of The Red Death

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The Masque of the Red Death

In “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe uses imagery and symbolism to create an allegory that communicates to the reader that the town has been struck by an epidemic of a deadly disease that seems to be incurable. The background of this story is that their is a disease that is killing a lot of people and some of the people that are still alive go to Prince Prospero’s house for a party that they are still alive. They are all having fun then the clock strikes and everyone stops dancing, when it stops they all start dancing again. The clock is a very important symbol of imagery in this story. It symbolizes death, and how many hours they have to live.
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