Metaphors in his works : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I need an analysis of metaphors in Edgar Poe's story " The Mask of the red death".

-- Anonymous, May 28, 2001


In writing a story of this nature, Poe would have considered such historical examples as the Black Death or the bubonic plague of the Middle Ages as well as the cholera epidemics that ravaged Philadelphia in the 1790's and Baltimore in his own lifetime. However, in this story, the plague takes the unusual form of a red death rather than a black one so that blood, the very substance of life, now becomes the mark of death...

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2001

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