• Descriptive Essay
    Descriptive Essay I can smell it now, apples, spices, hay. It’s time for my mother & me to begin our Halloween traditions. The fall air is cool & crisp. It’s chilly but not cold, perfect bonfire weather. Yet tonight we sit inside, watching a Tim Burton movie. One of the days leading up to Halloween...
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    Discussion Questions for “The Fall of the House of Usher”hhh English III Discussion Questions for “The Fall of the House of Usher” English III Answer the following thoughtfully and completely, using examples from the story to prove your points. 1. What is the mood at the beginning of the story...
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  • Biography of Nataniel Hawthorne
    Tales, published in 1837. A brief period of paid employment, including the compilation of popular children's works and a stint at the Boston Custom House from 1839-to 1841, was followed by a half-year's residence at the transcendentalist community, Brook Farm. In 1842 he married Sophia Amelia Peabody...
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  • The Single Emotional "Poeffect"
    effect upon which incidents be fashioned to accommodate that effect. Edgar Allen Poe was indeed a skillful writer. His short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a flawless example of a story in which all elements contribute to the delivery of a single emotional effect. Poe accomplishes this by achieving...
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  • The “Kings” of Ghostly Tales
    person is trapped on Earth because of so many evil deeds performed while he or she was living (Cohen bk. 8). This type of ghost often has a haunted house or haunted location in which it resides. Often, the ghosts who are haunting a particular location were residents of the site before they died. Ghost...
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  • Charles Dickens 2
    forced to work at Warren's Blacking Factory, a shoe-polish factory, to support himself. His experiences of trying to survive in the slums of England haunted him all of his life, and he would later devote many of his books to the retelling of his experiences. Dickens was saved from this situation when his...
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  • Short Essay
    The Role of Isolation and Madness The Fall of the House of Usher Short Story Essay “Isolation is a self-defeating dream.” As quoted by Carlos Salinas de Gartani. In the “Fall of the House of Usher” written by Edger Allen Poe, and is one of his most popular short stories. There have been many understandings...
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    younger. We were just getting things wrapped up as I saw a dark shadow creeping past the streetlight. My face lit up, it was Jerry. He left his own haunted house just to come all the way down the block to blast me with compliments. This is it, this is what I’ve been waiting for I thought to myself. History...
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  • a child called it
    Danny Polanco Descriptive Essay Contemporary Comp. Per.2 “Disneyland” Disneyland is a place filled with wonderful magic. It’s a place where children smile with joy and even adults. It’s a magical place where family and friends can have an amazing day and see awesome things. It has a variety of...
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  • House of Seven Gables
    Hawthorne's book The House of Seven Gable's symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told, by giving us a deeper insight into the author's intentions in writing the story. Hawthorne uses many uses of symbolism but the biggest and most obvious one is the house itself. The house symbolizes the...
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  • The haunted house
    The Haunted House; Descriptive Writing As I stood, gazing at the dilapidated house, I shivered, as though ice had replaced my spine. The cold air enveloped my entire body. The multiple layers of clothing I wore could not protect against the deathly cold. The walkways leading up to the house were...
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  • Kjadks
    landscape, ‘two roomed house built of round timber, slabs and stringy bark’. Lawson then describes the clearing and the dense which consists of, ‘bush all round- bush with no horizon. No ranges in the distance. The bush consists of stunted, rotten native apple trees.’ This overly descriptive sentence has the...
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  • The Castle of Otranto
    Gothic texts are distinguished by the conventions they explore. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe and Christabel by Samuel Taylor Coleridgem all create an atmosphere of mystery and suspense and highlight to cruel terrors and passions prevalent...
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  • Descriptive Essay
    Wesley Miller 9/1/13 Mr. Reynolds Descriptive Essay As a young boy my parents and I moved around often, never stopping in one place for more than a few months at a time. It was quite annoying that in every place I moved to I never got to unpack my boxes; I figured there was no point...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe
    (“Shadow over Innsmouth” - H. P. Lovecraft’s devotion to Edgar Allan Poe was sometimes so strong that he once called him “my God of Fiction”), * haunted house stories (Stephen King’s The Shining incorporates Poe’s inexplicabilities, doubles, dream life, and madness), * graphic slasher stories (Psycho)...
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  • Freedom
    Factory when his father received a legacy from a relative, and could finally pay his debts and be set free from Marshalsea. Charles went to Wellington House Academy for two years, then took work at Gray's Inn as a clerk. Dickens worked as a Parliamentary reporter before finally moving on to The Morning Chronicle...
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  • Daddy's gone crazy
    Descriptive Essay English 05 Daddy's Gone Crazy There's plenty of memories I will never forget but the one memory I'll never be able to erase from my mind is the night my dad went crazy and I saw my life being taken away from me in a blink of an eye. I still remember this scene like it was...
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  • Invisible Man Essay
    distorting glass.” This description illustrates the warped perception of society. The same way these carnival mirrors distort the images of people in fun houses, society warps Ellison’s public image. Ralph Ellison also describes himself as feeling like “the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows”...
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  • The Yellow Wallpaper
    anyway. He has carried her to a house to stay the summer where she can get the rest that he thinks she needs. When describing the house she says it is "the most beautiful place"… with a "delicious garden", but then she says there is "something queer" about the house. She cannot explain why, but something...
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  • Long Days Journey Into Night
    	In the play Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill, the Tyrone family is haunted not by what is present in flesh facing them, but by memories and constant reminders of what has been the downfall of the family for years. " No it can never be now. But it was once, before you-" (72)...
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