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English II Honors Name: ______________________________________ Usher II: Making Connections Read the excerpts provided and answer the questions that follow. Please make your text a different color than black. Page numbers have been provided in case you want to place excerpt in context. 1) Excerpt: Mr. Bigelow squinted. “Is it everything you wanted sir?” “Yes!” “Is the color right? Is it desolate and terrible ?” Very desolate, very terrible!” “The walls are- bleak ?” “Amazingly so!” “The tarn, is it ‘black and lurid’ enough?” “Most incredibly black and lurid.” “And the sedge-we’ve dyed it, you know-is it the proper gray and ebon?” “Hideous!”Mr. Bigelow consulted his architectural plans. From these he quoted in part: “Does the whole structure cause an ‘iciness, a sickening of the heart, a dreariness of thought’? The House, the lake, the land, Mr. Stendhal?” “Mr. Bigelow, its worth every penny! My God, its beautiful!” In what ways does the above from “Usher II” reference the excerpt from Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher” (below)? Usher II references the excerpt from Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher”. Bradbury names his house the second Usher (II) in comparison to Poe’s Usher. They both have the same iciness, a sickening of the heart, and dreariness of thought. DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a
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