this question is refering to the house described in the beginning of the story.
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Poe uses metaphor, simile, and personification to describe the bleak house. The degrading house matches the degrading Usher. Here is a sample from the text:
"upon the bleak walls - upon the vacant eye-like windows - upon a few rank sedges - and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees - with an utter depression of soul...Nevertheless, in this mansion of gloom...The discoloration of ages had been great. Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled web-work from the eaves. Yet all this was apart from any extraordinary dilapidation."