The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

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What is the plot of "The Masque of the Red Death"?

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The pain lingers on beyond these castle walls.
The red death is taking them all while the king and his court dance the night away at the masquerade.
The hour of midnight grows near.
Masque of the red death; No one is safe from the poisonous plague that you breed.                                                 Dance while you may in the dark of the room with the stranger
Laugh while you may, laugh at the danger.
Is this a message from god or fate guiding hideous hands?
Won't you show us your face?
Masque of the red death no one is safe from the poisonous plague that you breed
Masque of the red death no one is saved, no one remembers your name
On and on, one by one we fall...

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