# Paragraph 13

The paragraph starts off: He admitted, however, although with hesitation, that much of a more natural and far more palpable.........

In the first two sentences of paragraph 13, mark the sections that are set off by dashes

Question: Why does the author structure these sentences in this way?

What does these fragmented sentences suggest about the way Usher speaks and behaves?

He admitted, however, although with hesitation, that much of the peculiar gloom which thus afflicted him could be traced to a more natural and far more palpable origin—to the severe and long-continued illness—indeed to the evidently approaching dissolution—of a tenderly beloved sister, his sole companion for long years, his last and only relative on earth.

The sections set off by dashes mark Usher's form of speech, which suggests he's hurried or out of breath.

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The Fall of the House of Usher