Descriptive Essay

Find a copy of Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. Pay close attention to the descriptions Poe gives about the setting. He does provide lots of information so you will have to use your skills to determine your focus. The description essay will include things such as the time period, the weather, the kinds of houses and buildings around, the behavior of the people, costumes they are wearing, and anything else you want to include to portray what you would see if you were there. However, please do not give a summary of the story. It’s ok to use bits and pieces about what happened in the story, but the focus is description of the setting. A sample sentence could be, “As is typical during the time period, the house is filled with rooms and people enjoying a night of freedom to do things they enjoy. Many are pretending to be very happy because of the celebration and because of the expectations of their host.” (Minimum Length:500 words)