The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher

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  • "I looked upon the scene before me-upon the mere house...with an utter depression of soul, which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after dream of the reveler of opium. There was iciness, a sinking , and sickening of the heart" (Poe 6).
  • "The MS gave evidence of nervous agitation. The writer spoke of acute body illness-of a mental disorder which oppressed him-and of earnest desire to see me as his best, and personal friend"(Poe 2) .
  • "We have put her living into a tomb!!...I now tell you that I heard her first feeble movements in the hollow coffin...many days ago"(Poe 46).
  • "...but then without those doors there did stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the lady Madeline of Usher.There was blood upon her white robes..."(Poe 47).
  • For a moment she remained trembling and reeling upon the threshold-then, with a low moaning cry, fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse..." (Poe 47)
  • "From that chamber, and from that mansion, I fled aghast" (Poe 48).
  • "Suddenly there shot along the path a wild light, and I turned to see whence a gleam so unusual could have issued; for the vast house and its shadows were alone behind me" (Poe 48).
  • "While I gazed the fissure opened rapidly -there came a fierce breath of the whirlwind...my brained reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder...my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the "House of Usher"(Poe 48).
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