The Masque of the Red Death
by Edgar Allen Poe (Michael Pullia)
Example 1: The Clock
Example 2: The Rooms
Example 3: The Uninvited guest
Literary Criticism: http://www.shmoop.com/masque-of-red-death/literary-devices.html
After Reading the original title was supposed to be mask instead of masque, but I think that mask would have fit better because in the end the guy that ends up killing everyone is wearing the mask.
The ending also is supposed to be a blow to foolishness, which I find very smart of Poe to do because is a ploy against people who he doesn't with out actually saying anything.
The gothic tone that Poe wrote the story in is really hard to understand, and is really confusing to read.
The only suspense in the story only lasts one sentence, and really makes it that much more boring to read.
The climax is really a "killer" because Prospero faces death and dies.