Doors Explanation Post

One of the most horrifying elements in House of Leaves is the idea of missing space. The house is bigger on the inside than the outside, so I thought it would be interesting to write a tale about a room that exists outside of the boundaries of space and time. This room had to be inescapable to add to the horror of it which is where the idea to remove the door came from (admittedly inspired by a similar scene in House of Leaves). Also, putting a child in this room and having his mind age separately from his body is another way of creating spacial dissonance. I chose to write the poem in blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) to add a literary reflection of the lack of consistent structure within the novel and the house within it.

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