Masque Of The Red Death Literary Analysis

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“Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe contains a gloomy tone, which is supported by a fluid combination of compound- complex sentences, sophisticated diction that is reminiscent of Medieval English, as well as allusions to Herod and imagery to bring the Red Death to life. “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner contains a bizarre yet conversational tone, which is shaped by a nonlinear storyline set over multiple generations and told in first person from the collective perspective of the townspeople many of whom have an outrageous curiosity about the main character.
In “Masque of the Red Death,” Prince Prospero secludes himself along with his other knights and ladies from a disease that struck his kingdom called the ‘Red Death’, which is described by Poe as causing “sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution” (Poe 386). When the Prince decides to hold a
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Only for a brief period of time did the readers see Miss Emily in a relationship with a northern construction worker named Homer Barron. During this time the Emily buys Arsenic and is reluctant to verbally express its purpose. After complaints from the townspeople regarding Emily courting someone not of her class, the ladies of the town request for intervention to her cousins in Alabama. To the towns surprise they were worse that Emily, and the cousins eventually leave town. Emily actions following the cousins visit are perceived by the town as wedding preparations. Homer enters the house at dusk one day but never leaves. Emily's death is suddenly the townspeople's opportunity to gratify their curiosity of what is lurking inside the front doors, which to their surprise ended up being the body of former alleged lover, Homer