what exactly does Poes "the masque of the red death" mean?

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what exactly is this poem about...is there a lesson in it?

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2002


Poe's meaning is clear ... the moral of 'Red Death' is that you should always read something before asking questions about it.

-- Anonymous, July 10, 2002

One of the best things about reading his work is searching for meaning. It can get pretty hard, but try to bring in your own ideas before searching for those of others. You might discover something, and "The Masque of the Red Death" is certainly worth reading.

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2002

This is not a poem. I read the story a long time ago, so i can't remember... wait a minute, It might mean that you can't run away from death and fear, no matter what you do, even if you build a castle. The story is very short. READ IT!!!

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2002

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