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3 February, 10:30

Read the excerpt from Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. Which best describes the mood created by the narration in this excerpt?

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  1. 3 February, 10:55
    I believe the correct answer is gloom and bleak.

    In this excerpt from the short horror story "The Fall of the House of Ushers", Edgar Allan Poe tries to convey the mood of gloom and bleak with narration. This kind of setting is very important as it alludes on the theme of the story and also on its development. When describing the mood, Poe also implicitly describes the characters.
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