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Insufferable Gloom

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The Fall of the House of Usher

How does the narrator try to explain why his gloom was “insufferable”?

A

He normally thinks of pleasurable and poetic things to take his mind off of it.

B

His mind usually turns these images into something more positive, but not now.

C

He was overcome with depression and couldn’t function as he normally does.

D

His mind went into overdrive, making the images exaggerated and worse.

E

He felt that it reminded him too much of his everyday life, which scared him.