What Is The Irony In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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Edgar Alan Poe sets the stage for a dark and dim reality of fate in his work “The Fall of the House of Usher.” He uses many descriptive scenes to lay place to the eerie gothic tale that unfolds. The narrator describes the exterior of the house as having “vacant and eye-like windows” (92), and being covered in “minute fungi” (93). Before even entering the mansion the reader is filled with a tremor. Stepping into the house one will find “sombre tapestries”(94) and “phantasmagoric armorial trophies” (94). Setting the mood even further the narrator goes on to describe the furniture as being “profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered” (94). All of the imagery presents an open door to the haunt that follows. Joyce Carol Oates brings a modern twist

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