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The Fall of the House of Usher

by Edgar Allan Poe
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Examine the lyric "The Haunted Palace" written by Roderick Usher in "The Fall of the House of Usher'' and discuss how it reflects Roderick's mental and emotional state.

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Read the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and compare and contrast the portrayal of mental breakdown in each story.

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Poe's fictional works and critical theories greatly impacted nineteenth-century literature, particularly the French symbolist movement. Research and discuss Poe's influence on such French writers as Charles Baudelaire and Paul Valery.

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