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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492105005 | Category: Resume sur la guerre de troie naura pas lieu

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    crazymouse532 18 Jan 2017 02:45

    Order essay here masque of the red death essay introduction

    Write your literature essay with Shmoop. Tips and examples for writing an introduction, thesis, body, and conclusion about themes from literature.

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    yellowostrich465 18 Jan 2017 03:22

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    This makes so much sense, I would have missed out on these important facts if I had just relied on what I had read. THANK YOU!!!!

    This helped me so much and I did not realize the rooms symbolized the stages of the life from what I just overall really insightful.

    Although they are guilty, Poe’s narrators in these tales experience an irresistible urge to confess to their crimes. While each explains the circumstances of his hideous actions, he also attempts to defend his sanity. Each provides a rational explanation of his mental fixations and portrays his criminal activity as excusable within the logic of his confessions. These two narrators use the form of the confession to explain away the content of their actions, but Poe uses this intimate connection between form and content to undermine their reliability as narrators.

    In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” for example, the narrator masters the form of the confession in order to defend against charges of insanity. He believes that a precise description of his murder of the old man will establish his reliability as a sane narrator. In other words, he trusts in the intimate connection between form and content, but he never understands that the murderous content of his confession can make the clearness of his form irrelevant. He is unable to perceive that by admitting his irrational fixation on a vulture-eye, he reveals his own mental pathology.

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    User1491645472 18 Jan 2017 01:42

    You will get a full, in-depth Introduction, Summary, [below] Themes, Characters, Analysis etc., at the following site. http://www.shmoop.com/masque-of-red-death/summary.html The Masque of the Red Death Summary How It All Goes Down A terrible disease called the Red Death has struck the country. It s incredibly fatal, horribly gruesome, and it s already killed off half the kingdom. But the ruler of these parts, Prince Prospero, doesn t seem to care about his poor, dying subjects. Instead, he decides to let the kingdom take care of itself while he and a thousand of his favorite knights and ladies shut themselves up in a fabulous castle to have one never-ending party. Wine, women, music, dancing, fools – Prospero s castle has it all. After the last guest enters, no one else can get in – the Prince has welded the doors shut. That means no one can get out, either… About five or six months into his stay, Prospero decides to have a spectacular masquerade ball (a ball where the guests where masks and costumes). The setup is weird and wild, just like the Prince who designs it. The ball takes place in a suite of seven rooms, each one dressed up in a different color: blue, purple, green, orange, white, violet, and black. The black room, which looks like death, is awfully creepy – it s got dark black walls, blood red windows, and big black clock which chimes so eerily every hour that everybody at the party stops dancing and laughs nervously. Most of the frolicking masqueraders are too weirded out to go into the black room. Anyway, the party s in full swing and everybody s having a wild time when the clock strikes midnight. Everyone stops dancing and falls momentarily silent, as usual. Then some of the dancers notice a guest no one had seen before, wearing a scandalous costume. Whoever the new guest is, he s decided to dress as a corpse, a corpse who died of…the Red Death. He s so frighteningly lifelike (deathlike?) he freaks everybody out, and he slowly starts "stalking" through the frightened crowd. When Prince Prospero sees the ghostly guest, he s furious that someone would have the nerve to wear such a costume, and orders him to be seized and unmasked. But no one has the guts to do it, including Prospero himself. The Red Death masquerader passes within a few feet of the Prince and starts to walk through the rooms, heading toward the black room. Prospero loses it and runs after him in a rage, drawing his dagger as he approaches. But just as Prospero reaches the edge of the black room, the corpselike guest suddenly whirls around to face him, and Prospero falls to the ground, dead. The shocked crowd throws itself at the guest, only to discover in horror that there s nothing underneath the mask and costume. The Red Death itself has come to the party. One by one the guests die, spilling their blood all over Prospero s lavish rooms. The candles go out, leaving only "darkness, decay, and the Red Death." -------

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    User1489638309 17 Jan 2017 22:05

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

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    crazymeercat267 17 Jan 2017 22:41

    well, first thing s first: Your paragraph sounds very elementary-school (no offense meant). It s too bluntly stated and is a little too vague in the symbolism area. For instance, if I were writing an essay on the symbolism of. lets say. The Scarlet Letter. EXAMPLE: Throughout the novel, The Scarlet Letter, a constant struggle is shown between the hardened protestant society and individuality, and, from which, Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale attempt to break away. Hester, scarred by the scarlet letter adorning her breast, is humiliated publicly for her adultery, regardless of her efforts to reform and benefit society. But even so, the product of her adultery brings more good to the community than may first appear as well as separates her from the strict society and allowing her to view its flaws. The river, symbolic of freedom from society s grasp, flows freely like her daughter, Pearl, who seems to be a completely separate entity in the novel because of her pixie-likeness. The scarlet letter itself symbolizes more than just the word adultery and grows into something more than it s original meaning. Ok now that that s done, I wanted to point out a few good things to find in an AP thesis paragraph. The thesis doesn t have to be bluntly stated as you did and can be both implied or spread out. 2nd: When writing your intro, try to tie in the theme as well. 3rd: You need to be less vague about your symbols and the symbolism. In other words, include what part of the symbolism you will be discussing, why they are significant, etc. in the intro. If it s too broad, it literally isn t saying much. 4th: Your intro is really jagged in that it doesn t flow very well. Try to make the sentences tie into each other. 5th: Stating the definition of symbolism isn t the best idea, seeing that the person grading your paper will already know what symbolism is. 6th: Discussing Edgar Allen Poe s previous writings is really superfluous, since the essay should be based on The Masque of the Red Death, not on Edgar Allen Poe. If there s any more help that you need, just add extra details to your question and I ll edit my answer to accomodate.

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    brownelephant621 17 Jan 2017 22:03

    Uh, well what are your main points going to be? Your thesis statement is supposed to bring together all your arguments, or topics that you will speak about during the essay. Here is an Edgar Allan Poe critical biography: http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=0ajYl9fPDfMC&oi=fnd&pg=PR11&ots=HhpKvs1ZYr&sig=iir8g69qTYXbpV3mAZWaYp3_-Pc Here are Edgar Allan Poe s own opinions on life etc. http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=skQBAAAAQAAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA12&dq=Edgar+Allan+Poe+biography&ots=38ax9P9rW4&sig=W5w9ubCFjvntVUpE00ltHGpY8-E#PPP1,M1 By thew way, "blah lived a very interesting life." is not a strong thesis. Your teacher may have thought another part of your introduction was the actual thesis. Here are some points to consider for Poe: He was consumed by life and death and themes of sorrow. His parents died and he was adopted at a young age. He then married his 13 year old cousin and she died from tuberculosis.It is often thought by scholars that his short story "The Masque of the Red Death" was written on account of her death.

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    brownmeercat434 18 Jan 2017 04:11

    After five or six months, Prospero decides to hold a grand masked ball, which he holds in the seven rooms of an imperial suite. Instead of having the suite form one long hall, Prospero has the apartments segregated by sharp turns, and tall stained glass windows on each side of the room look out into the surrounding corridor. Each room features a different color, which matches the color of the window: the first room is blue, the second purple, the third green, the fourth orange, the fifth white, and the sixth violet.

    The seventh room, however, is slightly different in that although the dominant color is black, the windows are blood red. The lights shining through the window from the corridors creates such a ghastly effect in this room that most of the guests avoid the room altogether. In this apartment is also a giant ebony clock, whose pendulum swings ominously and whose hourly ringing is so disturbing that it invariably disconcerts the musicians, dancers, and other revelers, causing everyone to pause until the chimes fade away, at which point everyone nervously resumes their actions.

    This makes so much sense, I would have missed out on these important facts if I had just relied on what I had read. THANK YOU!!!!

    This helped me so much and I did not realize the rooms symbolized the stages of the life from what I just overall really insightful.

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    brownelephant163 18 Jan 2017 08:04

    The colors of the seven rooms are just too juicy a detail not to mean something, aren't they? The black and blood red room seems so obviously to represent.