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Edgar Allan Poe evokes specific moods in his short stories in several ways. Most of his stories are gloomy, horrific, and eerie. Poe wrote an explanation of the short story.
The mood in a story is the atmosphere that pervades the work with the intention of evoking a certain emotion or feeling from the reader. Poe believed that a story should create a single effect on the audience.
Poe believed that the first sentence in the story should begin to set the mood of the story. This is not a story that is going to be humorous or sentimental.
The words that set the ambience of the story include "dull," "dark," "oppressively dreary," and "melancholy. Another rule that Poe used in his writing was that everything in the story had to speak to the desired effect.
No extraneous side stories or words were needed. Poe believed that the character had to behave in a believable manner based on his intellectual, emotional, and physical makeup.
Truth was a necessity for effective writing. The protagonist spends much of the story trying to convince the reader that he is not insane and that something else forced him to behave or do what he has been accused of in the story.
The house or place of the action in the story almost serves as a character. It brings its own peculiar weirdness to the mood of the story.
The palace, the catacombs, the dungeon, the coffin, the mansion—all add to the singular effect desired by Poe.
He uses monologues, dialogues, and descriptions to keep the reader waiting and wanting more. Often the story is narrated in the first person, from the point of view of the main character. Think of these narrators and their bearing on the mood: Poe developed the modern short story and inspired the mystery and horror story.
His impact on American literature is unsurpassed in his genre. Establishing the mood and atmosphere was his area of expertise.Edgar Allan Poe Biography; About Poe's Short Stories "The Fall of the House of Usher" exemplifies perfectly Poe's principle of composition that states that everything in the story must contribute to a single unified effect.
which surrounds it. The image of the house, you should note, is upside down. At the end of the story, the House of. The rank atmosphere in "The Fall of the House of Usher" symbolizes the negative effect of being in the Usher's presence.
slide 3 of 3. Explanations: The Atmosphere. It is plausible that Roderick's sickness is a result of the atmosphere surrounding the house of Usher. The following quotes demonstrate the sick atmosphere. The rank atmosphere in “The Fall of the House of Usher” symbolizes the negative effect of being in the Usher’s presence.
Explanations: The Atmosphere It is plausible that Roderick’s sickness is a result of the atmosphere surrounding the house of Usher.
The Fall of the House of Usher written by Edgar Allan Poe in l is regarded as an early and supreme exam- ple of the Gothic horror story, and it has the usual Gothic elements found in most works by Poe.
Dec 09, · This is Edgar Allan Poe´s Tale "The Fall of the House of Usher" animated with subtitles. It has been adapted from Poe´s original story and, therefore, much more shorter. The house itself is carefully crafted to heighten the mood and atmosphere of the story, like the creepy tapestries and furnishings inside.
The fact that Usher hasn’t left the house in ages lends the tale a sense of claustrophobia.