A connection between" The Masque of the Red Death" and Poe's experience with tuburculosis

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I'm doing a research paper on the connection between "The Masque of the Red Death" and Poe's experience with Tuburculosis (consumption), the desease took his real and adoptive mother and his wife. Please offer some insight

-- Anonymous, December 01, 1999



-- Anonymous, October 25, 2000

My teacher had said that one night when his wife was singing she had struck a high note and vomited blood. She then told us that because of this awful image (Poe seeing his wife vomiting blood all over her white dress) he went on to base this story on that event, and on the similiar effects of the Bubonic plague. Hope i helped.....

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2000

I like chicken =] i hope that helped. ... .... ..... ...... Chicken ..... .... ...

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2001

silly, silly. his wife died years after the Masque's publication.

-- Anonymous, December 28, 2001

his wife was dignose with tuberculosis 5 years before her death.. 2 to 3 years after the story was published..

-- Anonymous, December 19, 2004

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