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    Masque of the Red Death ?

    Economists may be celebrating the end of the jobless recovery, but "Fed policy-makers are moping around like the Masque of the Red Death", warning plague isn't over.

    What does ' Masque of the Red Death ' mean from the CNN excerpt ?

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    Re: Masque of the Red Death ?

    Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"

    In writing a story of this nature, Poe would have considered such historical examples as the Black Death or the bubonic plague of the Middle Ages as well as the cholera epidemics that ravaged Philadelphia in the 1790's and Baltimore in his own lifetime. However, in this story, the plague takes the unusual form of a red death rather than a black one so that blood, the very substance of life, now becomes the mark of death.

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    Kewl!

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