Suspense In Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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Checklist: punctuation rythyns struct¬ paranoi lang¬ direct adress sympathy unduce¬ passive gothic settong¬ first person¬/ tricolons symbolism¬
DH macabre lang¬ intro ¬// conc - answer the ques in last parag. How still suspensinies us today. For his contemprerary readers, therere was the chilling added affect that they didnt have the scientific knowledge that we have today. It still scare us tho.
Coool words: foreboding consternation deprecated Edgar Allan Poe, an author from the 18th century and a master of gothic. Born in 1809, he led a turbulent life full of love, misery and death. His wife died to tuberculosis an Poe’s feelings for her and the depression that followed her death is evident with great lucidity in his works that still inspire, influence and terrify us to this day.
Edgar Allan Poe uses the first person tense to create suspense in his writing. The use of first person tense creates a personal link between the reader and the narrator. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is a madman and a murderer. The narrator is also a murderer in “The Cask of Amontillado”. The
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In “The Oval Portrait” - the story takes place during “the deep midnight” and in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the narrator is said to go into the old man 's room “just at midnight”, The fact that the stories take place during midnight is rather daunting because midnight is thought of as “the witching hour” - a time closely linked to the supernatural and feared by people, especially that of the 18th century. Also, in “The Oval Portrait”, the painting is situated “in a remote turret of the building”. The fact that it is a remote turret gives a sense of desolation and it means that there is nowhere to run to. The indefinite article “a” is used to describe the remote turret which indicates that this building has multiple turrets and so must be quite large.

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