The Fall Of The House Of Usher Analysis

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Art can be expressed in many forms including writing pieces, poems and short stories. In Edgar Allan Poe 's short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” art evokes emotion from the reader by having a gloomy and mysterious setting. The role of art is to have the reader be in a state of suspense as one begins reading the short story. Simiraily, in “The Haunted Palace,” Poe creates an atmosphere surrounded by changing emotions associated with colors affiliation to mood. Edgar Allan Poe uses art in “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Haunted Palace” to create an emotion-filled setting changing readers perceptions and illustrates imagery of the decline from happiness to sadness.
Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher” is structured to create a mysterious atmosphere at the beginning of the passage to carry through the rest of the short story. The author uses the description of the setting to trigger emotions for the reader by using an eerie landscape surrounded by darkness. Specifically, the short story conjures a sense or fear for the reader as depicted when the narrator describes the setting, “There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart- an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the subline” (Poe 160). His description of the setting is used to create a picture in the reader minds of not only what his eyes are seeing, but also what his emotions are as he arrives at The House of Usher. In this case,
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