The Fall of the House of Usher Essay

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Gloom, insufferable, and intense; These are only a small portion of words that describe the amazing tale The Fall of the House of Usher written by the all famous Edgar Allan Poe. His short stories and poems are well known for their deathly gothic touch that bring shivers to those who veiw the piece. Being an author in the early 1800's era wasn't an easy task for rising artists, but with the depth of his visual effects one was captured into his stories. When Poe adresses his nameless character's walk down the hall, "While the objects around me-while the carvings of the ceilings, the sombre tapestries of the walls, the ebon blackness of the floors, and the phantasmagoric armorial trophies which rattled as i strode, were but matters to which, or to was all this-I still wondered to find how unfamiliar were the fancies which ordinary images were stirring up." the reader can just picture him walking trough the hall touching the fragile wallpaper and the slick darkness of the floor. That the acient trophies stacked upoun a shelf gave a rattle with each eased step he took.
"But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch's high estate;
(Ah, let us mourn, for never morrow
Shall dawn upoun him, desolate!)
And, round about his home, the glory
That blushed and bloomed
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed."
In this scene it is revealed that at one point the Manor of Usher was once a gorgeous place but such beauty was swept away by the sudden