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"Singularly dreary tract of country...the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher."(13) He goes into great detail about the ride up to The House of Usher. It gives the reader a good sense of the imagry
"Roderick Usher, had been on of my boon companions in bpyhood; but many years had elapsed since our last meeting"(14) The author let's us know that he had been good childhood friends with Rodrick, the owner of The House of Usher. This means something must be wrong if the are meeting after so long without seeing each other.
"Upon my entrence, Usher arose from a sofa on which he had been lying at full length, and greeted me with a vivacious warmth which had much in it."(16) You cna tell that Rodreick is very pleased to see the author and most likly truly missed him throughout his adult life.
" to the evidently approaching dissolution-of a tenderly beloved sister..."Her decease," he said, with a bitterness which I can never forget."(19) Roderick is very upset with the passing of his sister. This was most likly the cuase of the letter sent to the author, he was looking for someone to comfort him in his time of need.
"While he spoke, the lady Madeline (for so was she called) passed slowly through a remote portion of the apartment, and, without having noticed my presence, disappeared."(19) This comes as a complete suprise to the reader, because we are led to belive that lady Madeline (Rodericks sister) was dead. This scene changes how the whole story plays out.
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