Monday, September 8, 2008


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The Fall of the House of Usher

“Quatorzains from & for Edgar Allan Poe”

Utter gloom—

USher House of insufferable doom

UsHer shades of melancholy rotting decay

UshEr unearthly unredeemed deathly dreariness

UsheR unrelenting sinking hideously snarky dream

Seed text = USHER

Source text = The Fall of the House of Usher

“…as the shades of evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher…a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I looked upon the scene before me... the bleak walls…vacant eye-like windows…white trunks of decayed trees…with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveler upon opium…the bitter lapse into everyday life…the hideous dropping off of the veil. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart…an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.”—Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher

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