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    Poe's "Masque of the Red Death"

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    Describe/Explain the 7 colored rooms. Give a brief explanation/description as to why they're colored this way? What do they mean? Symbolism?

    Describe/Explain the event of the Masquerade. Symbolism? Significance?

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    In Poe's "Masque of the Red Death," I deem the 7 colored rooms as highly suggestive of the diverse stages of life. Since the rooms commence in the East and go in a Western movement, I see Poe's deliberate use as a commentary of life/death progression that we all tend to follow since the blue seems to coincide with the innocence of a baby and birth, purple with the childhood curiosity and energy, green with ...

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    Symbolism in Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" is briefly explicated from a personal vantage point in 300 words of reader response ideas.