"Descriptive Haunted House" Essays and Research Papers

Descriptive Haunted House

there was a house that everyone knew was haunted. It was an old neglected house on a side street in the oldest part of town. Sometimes, the most wonderful smells issued from the house and filled the street with the heavenly odor of fresh baked bread. Whenever that happened, people would say that the old house must have been a bakery or, at the very least, the former home of a fabulous baker. Sometimes, the neighbors would hear the sound of music and laughter coming from the empty house as if there...

Ghost, Ghosts, Haunted house 933  Words | 3  Pages

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Haunted Adventures

Running head: PAULA AND CHRISTINA Paula and Christina’s Haunted Adventures Mayra Garcia June 18, 2013 Composition 1 Brown Mackie College – Atlanta Mr. Ray The night was very chilly and all the kids were running, laughing, and having a lot of fun at the third grade’s fall festival. The Roosevelt Elementary school decided to do a haunted house maze. The haunted maze was pitched black and filled with gory decorations. One room had a bed with a dead woman laying on it and the walls were stained...

English-language films, Girl, Haunted house 1746  Words | 4  Pages

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The Villisca Axe Murder House

THE VILLISCA AXE MURDER HOUSE Fear has different effects on people causing them to either “fight or fly”. Not many people like the feeling of being afraid, but I find it exhilarating. I was raised to keep an open mind about life after death. I believe in the paranormal, spirits, and possession. These things terrify me, so I am naturally drawn to them. Over one hundred years ago two adults and six children were violently bludgeoned to death by an axe murderer in the mid-western town of Villisca...

Axe, Father, Ghost 892  Words | 3  Pages

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Haunted House

What is A Haunted House And What Its Causes A haunted house is nothing but a house with disembodied spirits who were the former residents of that particular building. A person can get an idea of a haunted house when they hear some noises or any kind of dreams which makes them wake up at night. There are different haunted houses which are expensive and it looks scary from outside sometimes. It is not necessary that haunted houses will be always big, it can be small as well. Some houses are castles...

Building, English-language films, Ghost 492  Words | 2  Pages

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The Haunted House

Hallowman House - Lost Junge This year, get into the Halloween spirit by visiting the following online and offline haunted houses. Halloween is a special day of the year that is celebrated by many around the world. Some people celebrate by trick-or-treating or dressing up in elaborate costumes and attending various parties. Others go all out by decorating the inside and outside of their homes. And some brave souls get into the Halloween spirit by visiting scary corn mazes and creepy haunted houses...

Ghost, Ghost hunting, Ghosts 493  Words | 2  Pages

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A Haunted House

ENC1102 Literary Analysis A Haunted House The characters in the story are the couple that lives in the home currently and the couple that is dead that use to live in the home previously and wanders through the house. The couple that lives in the house is not afraid. They now that two ghosts are going through their home looking for something. The other couple, that is ghosts, is harmless. They mean the narrator and her husband no harm. They wander in and out of the house looking for something that...

English-language films, Fiction, Ghost 532  Words | 2  Pages

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A Haunted House

A Haunted House “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf, is a short story that tells the experience of a young couple, living in a house with a ghostly couple. The story begins with a “ghostly couple” looking for their treasure, in the house they previously lived in while alive. While alive, the ghosts lived in the house more than a century before the current residents. The woman died first, this is when the man left her and the house, he “went North, went East, saw the stars turned in the Southern...

Fiction, First-person narrative, Ghost 780  Words | 2  Pages

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Haunted House

last but not least--haunted houses! I dread going to a haunted house. Unfortunately if I do not go, I get teased by my friends. Learning how to walk through a haunted house is scary but possible to do. As my friends and I stood gazing at the run-down house, my body shivered, as though, chills had just trickled down my spine. The cold air wrapped my entire body. The multiple layers of clothing I was wearing could not save me against the deathly cold. The walkway leading up to house is cracked. Weeds...

English-language films, Ghost, Ghost hunting 769  Words | 2  Pages

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Haunted House

Haunted House “Come on you big baby” my friend Ron said. It was Friday the 13th and we were at a real life haunted house. It wasn’t one of those haunted houses they put together for Halloween; it was a real life haunted house. Let me start at the beginning. It was Thursday the 12th and me and a couple of my friends decided we were going to go for a walk down the scariest street in the neighborhood, the town, and maybe even the world. Rumor had it that more than 50% of the houses had murders occur...

Friday the 13th, Ghost, Haunted house 782  Words | 2  Pages

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THE HAUNTED HOUSE It stood on a cliff, facing the brackish water of the Atlantic Ocean and overlooking the boundless horizon. It was crooked with rusty old zincs and infested with all manner of devilish creatures. No trees ever grew on the plot of land from which it stood and nobody ever goes up to the cliff anymore for they all feared the old abandoned, haunted house. I had heard many stories from the old folks about this so-called ‘haunted house’. It was said that about ten years ago, an old woman...

Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea, English-language films 747  Words | 2  Pages

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Haunted House

Haunted House I have this fear of masks, haunted houses, and anything scary. It was a cool fall day in the month of October. All my friends were preparing for the upcoming Halloween festivals and trying to decide which ones to attend. One of my guy friends said, “let’s go to a haunted house it’s going to be spooktaculiar.” I am not a big fan of anything scary so going to a haunted house wasn’t my thing. I suggested having a pumpkin carving contest or baking things that looked gross but were delicious...

2005 singles, 2007 singles, English-language films 985  Words | 3  Pages

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Symbolism of the Setting of "The Yellow Wallpaper"

building the narrator describes is a “colonial mansion... a haunted house” (Gilman 83), which is very typical of Gothic literature. Gothic buildings tend to be castles and are often old, decrepit, or haunted. This house is “an Americanized, domesticated format of the physically charged contested castle” (Carol Davison). The grand colonial mansion on a large block of land resembles a more modern castle, which provides the feeling that the house is looming, stuffy, and, for lack of a better term, creepy...

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Feminism, Gothic architecture 1204  Words | 4  Pages

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The Red Room

narrative the narrator is the 28 year old male who is very arrogant and boastful about never seeing a ghost. The story is being told by the main male character. The Red Room is based in a suspected haunted house called Lorraine Castle. The character is in Lorraine castle because he has been told it is haunted so is there to investigate if there are actually ghosts in the castle as he has been told there is. During the story the only thing that haunts him is his own fear and imagination. The man says...

English-language films, Ghost, Ghost hunting 1209  Words | 3  Pages

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haunted house

A HUANTED HOUUUUUUUSEEE!! Virginia Woolf's short story 'a haunted house' is about a house and a 'ghostly couple' that inhabit it. The short story uses much symbolism and is very short but can be read again and again with new discoveries each time. The first time I read this story I was pretty clueless to what it was all about. I was unsure of who the characters were and the story was just generally confusing and I got the feeling that the ghosts were antagonistic characters. What are they...

Fiction, Ghost, Ghosts 667  Words | 2  Pages

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The Haunted House

“The Haunted House in the Rocky Mountains” “The Haunted house in the Rocky Mountains” It was October 8 since my boyfriend’s grandpa passed away. He died in his sleep with ninety two years old; in the spare bedroom of bard’s house, where he was living for the past two years. I’m helping brad to pack everything, weird books, his writings, and many horror stories he write , one of his book was named Lucifer , that had many strange language, and had words invoking the devil. We were frightened...

American films, Debut albums, English-language films 688  Words | 2  Pages

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feeling people get in places that are supposedly haunted. Infrasound can be caused by many appliances, storms, wind and weather patterns, to name a few. So it can occur in many places. If thats not enough, theres also cases of ghost sightings occurring because of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. 1921, ophthalmologist William Wilmer published a bizarre paper in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. It told the story of the “H” family and their “haunted house”. Their home was plagued with the sounds of slamming...

Carbon monoxide, Carbon monoxide poisoning, Ghost 876  Words | 3  Pages

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People's Belief in Ghost

ghosts, there are several stories that can be told. One of them is the United States White House’s haunted story. The White House, where the United States President lives and work, has long been considered as the worst haunted place in that country. Harry Truman, America’s 33rd president, had affirmed that the White House has a ghost. The ghost, or soul, which was seen most often hiding around the White House, is that of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Stephen Wagner found the...

Ghost, Ghost Hunters, Ghosts 1938  Words | 5  Pages

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Paranormal Beliefs: Ghosts

this piece of literature includes haunting and it is used as a plot device in gothic fiction and horror fiction, as well as modern paranormal fiction. Legends about haunted houses have long appeared in literature. In particular, the Arabian Nights tale of "Ali the Cairene and the Haunted House in Baghdad" revolves around a house haunted by jinn’s. The Nights is almost certainly the earliest surviving literature that mentions ghouls, and many of the stories in that collection involve or reference ghouls...

Ghost, Ghosts, God the Father 2087  Words | 7  Pages

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halloween OUTLINE

came to include jack-o-lanterns and bobbing for apples, and how it is celebrated today in the 21st century with trick-or-treating and haunted houses. When the leaves start turning different colors and falling off the trees, when the temperature starts falling and the sun starts setting a little earlier each day, it makes me think of Halloween. Most people think all Halloween is about...

All Saints, Apple, Apple bobbing 1188  Words | 7  Pages

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The Legends of the Myrtles Plantation

staying in the plantation, Frances kept an account of all supernatural occurrences she experienced (Kermeen 2). The Myrtles Plantation is now a bed and breakfast owned by John and Teeta Moss (“Myrtles Plantation”). The Myrtles Plantation is deemed haunted for many reasons. It has been noted that there are as many as twelve ghosts that roam the plantation and the lands is resides on. There have also been ten murders reported in the plantation but only one is proven with historical documents. The most...

David Bradford, Death, Ghost 1701  Words | 5  Pages

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Gettysburg Ghosts

the State of Maryland, has a tale to tell. This happened to her. She attended a party at a house on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg of one of her friends. This house still stands to this day. “It was getting late. The beer had been flowing, the music playing, the kids dancing, the party was in full swing. Looking through a couple of doorways and back into the Civil War section of the house, the future barrister noticed a fresh-countenanced young man standing and watching the goings-on...

American Civil War, Camera, Gettysburg College 1136  Words | 4  Pages

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Do ghost exist?

"ghosts" includes any paranormal or unexplained happenings like the spontaneous movements of an object, strange noises heard in "haunted" places, or even the feeling of a "presence" in one's surroundings. Certain specific buildings or areas are said to be "haunted" where sightings of various ghosts are known to have taken place. For example, the Tower of London1 is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of Anne Boleyn Furthermore, there are many people who claim to have had ghost experiences but many people would...

Ghost, Ghost Hunters, Ghost hunting 1317  Words | 3  Pages

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Book Review of Bishop’s Landing by Richard Forsyth

publisher Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc., in 1980, 368 pages. 2. Recommendations. a. Recommended Audience. I recommend this book for all horror fans, for those who like to read about haunted houses, phantoms and ghosts. The book was awesome, is one of the most satisfying "haunted house" yarns I have ever read and I highly recommend it. Since then he also penned Kota and Fangs. 3. Analysis of the Author a. Credentials. Richard Forsyth is an American author, best known...

Andreas Wilson, Forsyth Island, Haunted house 1938  Words | 6  Pages

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The Tell-Tale Heart

with suspense. Thirdly, the great details of sights used in the story practically transforms the story into a horror movie. The old man's eye is described as ' the eye of a vulture-- a pale blue eye, with a film over it'. This makes the eye sound haunted and terrible, as a vulture is a bird that feeds on bodies of dead and rotting animals , and is said to be a 'bird of death' . The description of the dismemberment of the corpse was extremely revolting, as the author cuts of the old man's legs, arms...

Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction, Haunted house 843  Words | 3  Pages

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The Role of Denver in Beloved

connection to this tumultuous past. For example, she wants to know more about her father, Halle, learn what exactly happened the night she was born, events that transpired at Sweet Home, and, especially, any information that may explain why their house is haunted by the spirit of her mother's murdered child. The absence of a connection to her family's past is revealed early in the novel when Paul D., a man who Denver's mother, Sethe, knew from her presence at Sweet Home. Morrison writes, "Denver sat...

Character, Ghost, Haunted house 1454  Words | 4  Pages

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Poetry anyalsis of the "Root Cellar"

accessible from the house. You must leave the house to enter the root cellar. In this case things can be hidden away from public view. Secret things could have been going on down there that few could have ever see or know about. When Roethke says "nothing would sleep" in the first line, I started to imagine ghost or half dead things still living not resting. Then he describes the cellars environment by calling it "dank as a ditch" (1). The word dank means damp or humid. This descriptive word gives the...

Ghost, Ghost Hunters, Ghost hunting 1123  Words | 3  Pages

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Ibsen's views on the concept of "Ghosts" and inheritance. Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

character demonstrates a firm view of inheritance. She believes that every individual in this world is 'haunted' by not only the inheritance of ancestors, but that there are also ideas that haunt every generation. This is also the view of Ibsen himself. During Act 2, Mrs. Alving has a speech that sounds rather awkward; however it is the most important speech of the play. MRS ALVING: I'm haunted by ghosts. When I heard Regina and Osvald out there, it was just as if there were ghosts before my very...

Ghost, Haunted house, Henrik Ibsen 881  Words | 3  Pages

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scary places

inciting explanations, I continue down the street until I reach a wooden house dating back to the early 1800's. I glimpse up from a glued stare at my feet to the utter shock of a large wood panelled building. The sign in front faintly reads "Ottawa Jail Hostel”. The sign is broken and old rusting nails stick out like sore thumbs. From where I am standing I can see a green and brown substance covering both the sign and house. An aroma of damp cotton, and wet leaves identifies the strange substance...

Basement, Cemetery, Ghost 1721  Words | 8  Pages

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Symbolism World Lit

his bite would feel ‘’like a hot iron on his skin’’, and before Laurent even noticed camille would reappear in his mind and bring a burning sensation to the scar as “the blood had rushed suddenly to his neck and his neck was burning’’ as Camille haunted Laurent, but more so by the guilt as ‘’He had almost forgotten the bite, and now he was terrified to find it on his skin’’ emphasizing the fright of Laurent. The choice of diction that the narrator chooses to describe the scar and the effect of the...

Aroma compound, Ghost, Haunted house 1370  Words | 4  Pages

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Exploring the Paranormal

assigned to Purgatory, condemned to live among us for a specific period of time as countenance for their sins while they were living. Today a majority of people still believe in the existence of ghosts and express their beliefs through stories, haunted houses, television shows and movies. Religion is a faith or practice that worships a god or supernatural being and ghosts have appeared in several major religions around the world. The Hebrew Torah and Bible make several references to ghosts. The...

Afterlife, Death, Demon 1401  Words | 4  Pages

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I Believe

television.  One of the most popular television shows about ghosts is Ghost Hunters with Zak Bagans.  Each episode contains Zak and his friends traveling throughout the United States looking for the most haunted places that they can find.  Once they find a place, they spend one night in that haunted place, videotaping every step of their way.  Throughout the shows, viewers get to witness the unexplained voices in the tape, unexplained movement of objects, and sightings of spirits and ghost.  This gets...

Electronic voice phenomenon, Ghost, Ghost Hunters 1837  Words | 3  Pages

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are ghost real

If you believe in ghosts, you're not alone: A 2005 Gallup poll found that 37 percent of Americans believe in haunted houses, and about one-third believe in ghosts. Tens of thousands of people around the world actively search for ghosts as a hobby. Researcher Sharon Hill of the Doubtful Newsblog counted about 2,000 active amateur ghost-hunting groups in America. Ghosts have been a popular subject for millennia, appearing in countless stories, from "Macbeth" to the Bible, and even spawning their own...

Ghost, Ghost Hunters, Ghost hunting 1279  Words | 4  Pages

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The Gothic and supernatural in Wuthering Heights

that gothic literature commonly is concerned with haunted houses or bloodlines and coursed families. In addition, it is also concerned with racial prejudices and miscegenation. First of all the emplacement of Wuthering Heights, in the north of the country with a stormy, cold and windy weather, which is also placed in isolation help to create an atmosphere of darkness and loneliness. The building characteristics finish creating the image of haunted mansion: “Happily, the architect had foresight...

Byronic hero, Catherine Earnshaw, Gothic fiction 1073  Words | 3  Pages

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Are Ghosts Real or Not?

magnetic fields may trigger feelings that "a presence" is in a room - but that is all they are, feelings. This explanation of ghosts the result of a large study which researchers led hundreds of volunteers around two of the U.K’s supposedly most haunted locations - Hampton Court Palace, England, and the South Bridge Vaults in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, and his colleagues say their work has thrown up some interesting data to suggest why so many people...

Casper the Friendly Ghost, Ghost, Ghost hunting 821  Words | 3  Pages

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Why we believe in ghosts

research paper 29 March 2013 Why people believe in ghosts. Lying in bed in the middle of the night while sleep eludes me, a noise breaks through the silence. Oh my God! What was that!? Maybe it was just my imagination, or maybe it was just the house settling. There it is again! I must be hearing things. I get cold and my body starts to shiver uncontrollably. I peek to where the sound comes from and I could swear I see something through the dark room; it appears even darker than the surrounding...

Ghost, Ghost Hunters, Ghost hunting 2790  Words | 7  Pages

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A Haunted House: Treasures of Life

A Haunted House: Treasures of Life The short story "A Haunted House" is story with meaning, by portraying to us the treasure of life. When two ghosts are searching through their old house, looking for their "Treasure", the treasure or meaning is revealed to us. The joy and love shared between two people is the treasure, the treasure of life. By using irony and stream of consciousness Virginia Woolf is able to reveal the meaning of the story. Virginia Woolf uses a style called the "Stream...

Anton Chekhov, Ghost, Ghosts 414  Words | 2  Pages

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Space and Place

chosen to help the residents identify with the history of Bona's while creating their own. The stories and the material were all put in place to give everyone that lives in these rooms a different way to see the building. Some may see it as a new haunted place to research and explore while others may see it as a place of refuge to relax or even meditate. All we may know is that Devereux Hall is home to many , but has only one place at Bona's. Liz said , “ The places we inhabit are planned on purpose”...

Bonaventure, Coming out, Ghost 950  Words | 3  Pages

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Ghost Hunting

opinion on ghost hunting and lists ways to get good evidence. Wilson is very credible because he has done this many times before and does it for a living. He and his team retrieve evidence all the time on their show. Wilson has been to some very haunted places and has found some valuable evidence. The show has made millions because of the evidence being so good. Wilson states, “The first and foremost rule a ghost hunter should follow is, ‘Be Skeptic’ Just because you see a shinny orb in the woods...

Critical thinking, Evidence, Ghost 1541  Words | 6  Pages

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My Interest in Paranormal Activity

have always been interested in paranormal activity, and who isn’t curious by the ways of the witch. So, in saying that, it was very easy for me to pick such a topic as booger, witches, and haints. To be perfectly honest, I’ve always wanted to be haunted. I figured as bad as I wanted it, it would have happened by now, but no such luck. In that case you will usually find me fulfilling my inner need for paranormal activity by watching related topics on T.V., such as Sylvia Brown, John Edwards, or...

Ghost, Haunted house, Magic 1291  Words | 4  Pages

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The Pearce Institute Glasgow Ghost Hunt

laundry departments, and a retiring room. In addition, the organ, stage and gallery in the McLeod Hall made it a popular venue for dances and social gatherings. On the wall at the entrance to the building is the greeting: "This is a House of Friendship. This is a House of Service. For Families, For Lonely Folk. For the People of Govan. For the Strangers of the World. Welcome." It would appear that this greeting also extends to some past inhabitants who still wander the halls and corridors...! There...

Electronic voice phenomenon, Ghost, Ghost Hunters 726  Words | 2  Pages

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Haunted Houses in America

Haunted Houses in America Have you ever passed through a house and heard some loud screams and noticed some unusual moving figure? You must have heard about different kind of stories about the haunted houses in America. If no, then read about some real haunted house stories that are actually real as the stories are told by witness. These stories are about haunted mansions from where people have heard dread sounds and have seen strange visions. If you are planning to visit one of these houses with...

Building, Ghost, Ghost hunting 635  Words | 2  Pages

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A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf

The story A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf is a short story full of symbolism, imagery, and irony. The story is narrated in the third-person limited or the limited omniscience point of view which helps the reader to get a more in-depth perception of how the ghosts and the living people feel and helps the reader understand some of the thoughts that these flat, static characters have throughout the story. The time period is never clearly stated but it appears to be a long time ago, possibly in the...

Academy Award for Best Actress, Ghost, Ghost hunting 698  Words | 2  Pages

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Virginia Woolf - A Haunted House

historical reality), not the 'historical' or railway time of realism. Time is used as well more complexly as a structuring device through a movement backwards and forwards through time, the juxtaposing of events of different times, and so forth. A HAUNTED HOUSE is a symbolic representation of Modernism as seen through Virginia Woolf?s style. It is not accidental the fact that it is a short-novel; the profound concentration of images, symbols, connections has a greater impact than it would have had in...

Ghost, Haunted house, Novel 2417  Words | 8  Pages

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Coming Out and End Haunted House

The Creepy Night By Bling Dog The night was cold and windy. The moon was a full moon tonight. The trees looked haunted and scary with their big shadows. The sky was completely pitch black. There was a haunted house. It had a purplish-blackish roof. The house was painted completely pitch black. The door was an indigo color. The lights were out, but the chimney was puffing out black puffy smoke. On the roof there were some very scary looking bats. They even looked real. On the front door there was...

Coming out, Door, Door furniture 4320  Words | 19  Pages

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A Haunted House

In the story, “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf, a seemingly haunting, but wonderful story is told about a ghostly couple that is seeking out something they had “lost” in their old home from many years ago that another couple lives in now. The ghostly couple spends the night in this house searching high and low for a specific something that they cannot exactly put their finger on. As they search though the house, they relive some nostalgic moments that they had in the times they lived there and...

A Haunted House and Other Short Stories, Ghost, Haunted house 566  Words | 2  Pages

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Haunted Wisconsin

All houses are haunted; all persons are haunted; throngs of spirits follow us everywhere, we are never alone. Every county has they own haunted places some more known than others. I will take you on an adventure though Wisconsin’s past and present gulls and goblins that will sure give you a new look on Wisconsin. The haunted places in Wisconsin are worth learning about. Do you know what the closet haunted places to you are? The closet haunted places are in Weyauwega, Marsh Road. There are actually...

Ed Gein, Ghost, Ghosts 3052  Words | 8  Pages

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The Haunted Vase

English 111OD 22 January 2012 The Haunted Vase Most people wouldn’t consider a haunted object that scary or even much of a threat, let alone a little vase. That would just seem unreal. Can an inanimate object, something with no life at all about it be haunted? (Wagner) A paranormal researcher by the name of Stephen Wagner asked a similar question in “The Haunted Painting”. The title of this article clearly states that this story was about a painting. But this story that I’m about to share is...

Ghost, Haunted house, Mind 758  Words | 3  Pages

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A Centuries Old House

A Haunted House AnalysisSetting: The setting for A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf takes place in a centuries old house. The story starts off at dusk, just as the sun is setting. This house is on a tree-lined avenue close to a farm. The season is most likely spring or summer, considering grass and green leaves are described. The weather is stormy; it is very windy and raining.The moon is present as the setting transitions into night.  “A moment lat er the light had faded. Out in the garden...

Debut albums, English-language films, Ghost 315  Words | 2  Pages

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A Vine on the House

A Vine on the House Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce has a special talent of keeping readers alert on their toes and holding their breaths till the very last word. I believe Mr. Bierce wanted to allow others to understand that circumstances and events are not always what they appear to be. The words Mr. Harding expressed and the reality of the situation were two complete opposites. He kept a secret of his wife’s “disappearance” and also picked up everything and left, leaving no signs behind...

Family, Gothic fiction, Haunted house 803  Words | 2  Pages

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The mystery house

                           It was a dark and kooky night when it happened. My worst nightmare happened. My friends and I were coming home from the big football game with some girls when {pause} my friend dared me to go into the "so called" old haunted mansion on N. Klent and Broadway Ave.. Why he had to do it in front of my friends and some other kids from school? I was trapped and he knew it. So I walked up the old cracked walkway. Went up the stairs as the wood whined under the weight, and turned...

2004 albums, Basement, Halloween 734  Words | 2  Pages

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McBride house FTG

Mackenzie Williams Dr. Farmer ENGL 1113 28 October 2014 Ghosts of the McBride House The relatively small town of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma is placed between the county lines of Muskogee and Cherokee counties. It is a peaceful place, with small town families and respectable pasts. But this quiet landmark of true Americana is shadowed by the spooky haunting of the Historical McBride House. Built in 1895, the Historical McBride House was once the grand home of Dr. McBride, a local physician. McBride had the...

Ghost, Ghosts, Haunted house 637  Words | 3  Pages

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Emily Dickenson: One Need Not Be a Chamber to Be Haunted

Emily Dickinson : One need not be a chamber to be haunted One need not be a chamber to be haunted, One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. Far safer, of a midnight meeting External ghost, Than an interior confronting That whiter host. Far safer through an Abbey gallop, The stones achase, Than, moonless, one’s own self encounter In lonesome place. Ourself, behind ourself concealed, Should...

Brain, Emily Dickinson, English-language films 321  Words | 2  Pages

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Now and Ago - Comparison & Contrast Essay

up to it. The stairs used to be the perfect place to play, bits of memories were all that was left of them while remnants of ghosts haunted the crevices and echos of footsteps were all that remained. The house that used to be filled with memories of my happier childhood was now filled with haunting cracks of the walls and rodents that had scurried off the steps. Haunted echos of laughter fills my ears, but when I open my eyes to find the source, all I hear are the echos of my own footsteps, haunting...

Christmas tree, English-language films, Ghost 853  Words | 2  Pages

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Compare and contrast notes

Similarities: Clive Barker’s The Book of Blood and James Wan’s supernatural horror film Insidious are both based in a haunted house. A haunted house, commonly associated with the paranormal, is a house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits. (find authority) sets the stage, adds to credibility. Both houses are average. Very normal houses, not like haunted. Modern house in insidious. Old torn down book of blood. Relate to the suburban family. Book of blood, not normal, empty...

Clairvoyance, Ghost, Ghost hunting 475  Words | 2  Pages

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decade” Jennifer Harper of the Washington Times reports on the 2002 National Science Foundation’s gallop poll. Harper states, “Beliefs in psychic healing, ESP, haunted houses, ghosts, aliens, communication with the dead and astrology has increase in the past decade. About 28 percent of us, for example, thought houses could be haunted in 1990. That figure has since increased to 43 percent” (2). The opposing views stated by Melissa Pollak, are that there are specific harms in paranormal beliefs...

Critical thinking, Epistemology, Ghost 451  Words | 2  Pages

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Gothic Literature Essay

there are many aspects of gothic literature present, gothic literature is used to create mystery and a sense of something odd to come. Coraline is a movie about a young girl who discovers a parallel universe in the new house she moved into, The Red Room is about a supposedly haunted room, Northanger Abbey is about a girl who is spending some time in an old Abbey, she begins to imagine everything is much more interesting and out of the ordinary than what it actually is, lastly The Yellow Wallpaper...

English-language films, Gothic fiction, Gothic novels 834  Words | 2  Pages

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Halloween I will never forget

One spooky All Hollow’s Eve I was walking quickly by the old neighborhood real haunted house as we were going through the neighborhood trick-or-treating. It really is haunted! No one had lived there in decades. I hear all kinds of stories about the place and my mother says I‘m never to go there! It is creepy and all falling apart. My so called best friend Jon dares me to walk into the house as the front door was open. What am I going to do? I laughed the dare off thinking he would forget. I dared...

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The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens. Easy a for Year 10, High School

pre-20th century short story, written in around 19th century. It is a Gothic story as a genre. A Gothic story is a type of romantic fiction that predominated in English literature. The Gothic novel emphasized mystery and horror and was filled with ghost haunted rooms, underground passages, and secret stairways. These ingredients are essential and crucial for Gothic story in order to create suspense to the readers. In the story an obvious theme of mystery and suspense are created in the first paragraph...

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Roman Empire and Halloween

Saints Day and Samhain were serious events in culture, Halloween is a playful jab at Death. Nowhere is that more evident, then in the concept of the Haunted House. Death is not celebrated or embraced in this Halloween tradition, but rather it is used as a thrill, something to make life more exciting. As a child, I remember vividly the Haunted houses that the schools put up, and going to Knott’s Scary Farm.... [tags: Papers] 435 words (1.2 pages) $9.95 [preview] Halloween - Halloween It was a...

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Beloved Essay

keeps his feelings lock up in the “tobacco tin can,” where all his memories as a slave were hidden in order to for him to live life. After his arrival to 124, Paul D felt a compelling urge to sleep away from 124, nowhere near the main part of the house. Beloved came to visit Paul D in order for him to “touch [her] on the inside part” and “call [her] name”, while this was happening Paul D keep the lid on his tobacco tin can tightly close. He knew that giving in to Beloved would freely open his “tin...

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