The Fall of the House of Usher

in the first four paragraphs of "the fall of the house of usher" poe is striving to create a single effect for the reader. what do you think it is? Give at least two examples from this section to support your answer

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In the first four paragraphs, Poe is creating a sense of foreboding.

DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.

There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart --an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.


Fall of the House of Usher