In The Masque of the Red Death, How do the elaborate details help set the mood and theme?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
I am doing an essay on how the elaborate details used by Poe help set the mood and theme of the story. I need a little help doing this.
-- Anonymous, September 16, 2000
Hey, listen when an author uses such details as Poe does in this piece of writing, the setting, etc. will create itself. THe theme of the story is detha, but i also believe that it is change. Because death is sometimes used as a symbol of change. When he describes the clock, tec. it sets the mood, a scary, and almost depressing mood. And he chooses to do that for a reason
-- Anonymous, March 27, 2002