Read the excerpt from poe’s "the masque of the red death." but in the western or black chamber the effect of the fire-light that streamed upon the dark hangings through the blood-tinted panes, was ghastly in the extreme, and produced so wild a look upon the countenances of those who entered, that there were few of the company bold enough to set foot within its precincts at all. which words from the excerpt most convey the mood?
a. black chamber
d. bold enough
The words from the above excerpt which convey the mood is:
The mood of the story is set up by the writer with the help of the tone and choice of words. the atmosphere and the situation is created to set the mood and tone of the story.
In the given excerpt the choice of the words by Poe accelerates the dark theme of the story. It sets up the dark tone of the story.
B)The word choice darkens the tone.
Poe uses words like "black chamber" , "fire-light", "dark", "blood-tinted", "ghastly", and "wild". These words create a more dark and suspenseful tone. He does not change the sentence structure to quicken the story's pace. We do not know the outcome of events from this passage. Also, in this passage we only are seeing the dark chamber and the people who are brave enough to enter it. For these reasons the other options are incorrect.
Blood-tinted is the best answer because it not only conveys a mood of death but also one of horror. It continues the red images throughout the story that are begun with the title "The Masque of the Red Death". While other words like "fire-light" and "black chamber" could show the deathly mood, they do not accurately convey the horror in the chamber.
It was toward the close of the fifth or sixth month of his seclusion, and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence.
But in the western or black chamber the effect of the fire-light that streamed upon the dark hangings through the blood-tinted panes, was ghastly in the extreme, and produced so wild a look upon the countenances of those who entered, that there were few of the company bold enough to set foot within its precincts at all.
The figure was tall and gaunt, and shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave.
And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall.
The answer is B: the word choice darkens the tone.
In this short story by Edgar Allan Poe, one can find one of the best examples of gothic literature, and what is most exemplary in this kind of fiction: the combination of a detailed description of horror and death. In the passage one can find these (death being merely implied, though in the story it is omnipresent), and the tone is remarkably dark and somber, building up suspense.
The correct answer is B. The word choice darkens the tone
In literature, suspense is a technique commonly use to engage readers and make the story more interesting as the writer creates tension and this makes the reader want to know what could happen next. Suspense can be achieved by using multiple techniques such as slowing the pace, using especial word choice or introducing uncertainty in events.
In the case of the excerpt presented the author introduces suspense due to the word choice related to a dark tone, this includes words and expression such as "black chamber", "through the blood-tinted panes" or "ghastly in the extreme" that create a dark tone and make the reader feel expectant and tense about negative events that can occur.
The word choice darkens the tone
Dark words are used in this passage like dark hanging and blood tinted pains not to mention only a few even had the boldness to go in makes the story sound ominous
The words that Poe uses in this excerpt of "The Masque of the Red Death" to convey the mood of the story are:
Black chamber: even though the chamber could be identified as the "western" one, Poe choses to also call it the "black" chamber, to denote its darkness.
Blood-tinted: Poe could have used a wide variety of words and phrases to explain that the panes were read, but he choses the expression "blood-tinted" to add a sense of ghoulishness.
Use of vivid imagery
One of the main techniques that Poe employs in this excerpt is the use of vivid imagery in order to develop a particular mood. Poe talks about the dark hangings on the wall, the blood-tinted panes, and the strange light of the room. All of these details are intended to give the reader a feeling of dread and gloom. It also gives readers a feeling of suspense.