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Appraisal of “A Dream Within A Dream”

A journalist may fancy himself an artist. We use words to create ideas, to help others visualize our deepest thoughts and beliefs. However, as I read Mr. Poe’s “A Dream Within a Dream,” I am left to wonder if these are the musings of a man gone mad with grief, a tormented genius, or if he is in fact, something …

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“A Dream Within A Dream”

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Appraisal of “The Masque of the Red Death”

“No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.” So begins a short-tale from Edgar A. Poe. The tale speaks of a plague which leaves “scarlet stains upon the body and especially on the face of the victim.” While the tale’s unsavory protagonist, Prince Prospero, resolves to fortify himself and his chosen court within the confines of an opulent …

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The Masque of the Red Death