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EL 266 Poe- Masque of the Red Death

"There are some who would have thought him mad. His followers felt that he was not. It was necessary to hear and see and touch him to be sure he was not." (Poe)

Poe explored the depths of a hidden madness from within a fortress of walls. With his graphic detail of words, one can come to the conclusion as to what is going on, in the poem.Torture and innocence. I feel that Poe is trying to convey to his audience that every person has an evil side to them. I come to this conclusion, also, because Poe mentions the play Hernani. A play by Victor Hugo which is basically about deceit and lies. This poem is powerful due to it's careful use of wording.

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