The Fall of the House of Usher

what do the lyric " the haunted palace" and roderick's artistic efforts reveal about his state of mind?

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Roderick is loosing his mind. His sense of reality is slipping into madness. Just as his house is disintegrating, so is Roderick's mind. Roderick still sees the demented deteriorating house as a palace. The delusions of Roderick's mind are directly connected with the chaos and destruction of the house.