The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher - "The Fall of the House of...

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“The Fall of the House of Usher” Close Reading Pg. 1553 This is a difficult story to read and understand. The following questions are designed to help you better understand various elements of the story. Answer the following questions on THIS page. Cut and paste your answers in the submission box. 1. a. Identify the alliteration (repetition of similar sounds) in the first sentence. Dull and dark are alliterations I found in the first sentence. b. What effect is created by the sound and meaning of these words? The sounds makes the tale poetic, but these words also foreshadow the rest of the story. I can tell the tale will not be an uplifting one, but rather an unpleasant one. 2. a. Notice the description of the house in the first paragraph. How does this description (the words) create mood? The description creates a spooky mood to me. It makes me feel like something bad is going to happen in this house. b. Explain how diction (word choice) creates the mood. The words he chooses like “vacant eye like windows…and decayed trees” to describe
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2009 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Versailes during the Summer '09 term at Lone Star College.

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