“The Fall Of The House Of Usher” by Poe


I would like for you to write your midterm essay using “The Fall Of The House Of Usher” by Poe as your subject matter. I would like you to explore how this work is representative of, and also a trailblazing work in, the genre of “gothic literature.” You should write at least a five-paragraph essay with a clear thesis statement in proper MLA format. If you use outside sources or gain ideas from the Internet or elsewhere, these ideas and this information must be cited in proper MLA format (with a Works Cited List, as well). Consult Purdue Owl.edu for more information on properly citing sources. Do your own work. Do not plagiarize. For each instance of plagiarism, you will receive a letter grade deduction (10 points per instance). Otherwise, your ideas should be your own. You must incorporate textual evidence (quotes/details, cited in MLA format) from the work itself to support the claim(s) you are making in this essay, as well.