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the significance of the poem in the fall of the house of usher
-- Anonymous, October 31, 2001
The Haunted Palace is a metaphor for the story. The Palace represents both the decaying house and mind of Usher. Madness, decay, existence are bound together in a process of decay and collapse, both mental and physical. That is a start. Check out the symbolism and details form more on the philosophical premise of the Fall of Usher(man, family, building).
-- Anonymous, November 01, 2001