The Fall of the House of Usher

what single effect does Edgar Allan Poe create even in the first sentence of the story?

from The Fall of the House of Usher.

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Poe creates 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, I 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."


Fall of the House of Usher