Reading Journal 1. 3.05 Poe describes the sensations of being buried alive. What imagery does Poe use to help you hear, see, smell, and feel? The unendurable oppression of the lungs- The suffocating fumes from the damp earth- The clinging to the death garments- The rigid embrace of the narrow house- The blackness of absolute night- The silence like a sea that overwhelms- The unseen presence of the conqueror worm. 2. The narrator suffers from catalepsy, a physical condition in which the individual cannot move or speak for hours or, in extreme cases, for months. According to the narrator’s explanation, what are some of the ways that one can tell a cataleptic is still living? The persons heart might still have a beat, the person may have some …show more content…
What techniques does Poe use in the second paragraph to build suspense? What is the effect on you, the reader? Mr. Poe uses short sentences, fast paced writing, and lots of punctuations The effect on me is a lot of suspense and thinking what will happen next? 9. Based on the descriptions here, what has happened to the narrator? The narrator thinks he's being buried alive. 10. How does changing sentence structure from long to short and choppy help build suspense? What emotions do you feel as you read? It makes the reader read faster and get excited or nervous about what will happen next. The emotions I feel is anxious on what will happen next. 11. What has happened? If you were the narrator, what would you feel hearing these voices? The narrator is having bad dreams. I would be nervous and scared and probably think I was going crazy. 12. The narrator explains how the circumstances of his night aboard the boat paralleled the circumstances of his worst fears. What are the similarities that he experiences? The sounds, smells, and scenery were the same. 13. The narrator undergoes a major change. What did the narrator do in light of his experience on the sailboat? Do you think his reaction is a typical one of someone facing their
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That part of the story created suspense because you are curious to know what happens afterwards. Wanting to know what happens after he falls off the boat and when he sees the chateau is what makes us want to keep reading.
This builds suspense in the form of anxiety because we know that something will happen, possibly soon, but just not yet. The powerful use of these rhetorical devices goes to emphasize what Churches aunt Judy was feeling during the 30 minutes leading up to the tornado.
Foreshadowing is another excellent tool of suspense. In the very opening paragraphs of this short narrative we meet Rainsford and his partner, Whitney, as they are having a conversation on the deck of the boat, on their way to a hunting expedition. During the conversation, Rainsford makes a comment: “ ‘The word is made up of two classes—the hunters and the huntees’ ” (15) and that “ ‘you and I are the hunters’ ” (15). This hints at a story revolving around hunting, a plot that could twist and turn.
By having the narrator feeling nervous and unstable unease is created in readers who may feel like the narrators feelings are alluding to further events that will come. When the narrator was on the ledge he felt a bit nervous from being so high up on such a small space. His unease foreshadows to his feelings of fear when he looks down at the street below. In these moments unease forms a feeling of realism in the
The more that we read and know the story plot, we will suddenly found ourself fully immersed without knowing it. Amy Lu, mentioned, " Immersion promotes the suspension of disbelief and the reduction of counterarguments, enables the story experience as a personal experience, and creates the player's deep affection for narrative protagonists. " In other words, it makes us start believing everything that the story is presenting to us and disregard what is happening around us. This is what The Magnificent Seven did when they start featuring the fighting scene between good and evil. In order for us to feel the immersion more, the author will try to suspense a scene.
The Style of Poe Analysis In “The Tell-tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe, the demented, arrogant and dark tones reflect the man’s guilt and insanity that eventually leds him to admit to the crime he committed. Poe’s diction heightens the arrogant tones which is seen as the man plans the murder and carries it out in a careful, organized way. He goes “boldly” into the chamber, “cunningly” sticks his head in the doorway and feels “the extent of his own power”. Poe’s use of diction shows how cocky the man actually is.
Suspense is used in literature to give off a feeling of uncertainty. In W.F. Harvey’s story “August Heat”, he writes about our protagonist James and how he meets a bizarre character named Mr.Atkinson who he feels is an unnatural person and feels uneasy with him. Later when he is invited to stay the night, Harvey finished the story off with James saying he will “be gone in less than an
What gives the reader that feeling of being on the edge of their seat? Why would he want the reader to anticipate what’s going to happen next? That is how the author expresses tension. The author does this by using literary devices. Edgar Allen Poe builds suspense in “The Black Cat” by using specific literary devices—foreshadowing, allusion, and slow pace.
Whether it’s guilt overriding their senses, killing someone because of a fear, the fear of being buried alive, the fear of disease, fear of the dead, fear of dying. In “Cask of Amontillado” (1846), Poe plays on the fear of being entombed. He projects these fears onto the reader. He uses dark language to project a horrific setting, such as putting an emphasis on the catacomb—how dark and decrepit it is: “We descended, passed on, and descending again, arrive in the deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame” (21). The walls “had been lined with human remains” just like the Catacombs in Paris.
According to Fill (2003b, 38, 41), interrogative sentences tends to generate more tension than just simple statements. Furthermore, suspense may be induced by employing different verb tenses within the same sentence. For instance, the clause, which starts with the pluperfect tense, is followed by the past continues tense that reveals the outcome (Fill 2003a, 267). Thus the transition from the prior action to the subsequent makes the reader experience
Suspense is an integral part of storytelling. Without suspense, certain stories would not create their intended effect. Edgar Allen Poe wrote many books and poems, which were all under a gothic theme. His writings were very dark and mysterious, and they all contained suspense. Poe’s novel “The Tell-Tale Heart” and his poem “The Raven” contain suspense, which is created through point-of-view, irony, and diction.
Obsession, internal conflict, and underlying guilt are all aspects of being human but when it’s associated with paranoia and insanity it may be just the recipe for the perfect crime as perceived by Edger Allan Poe in “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Poe uses this as one of his shortest stories to discuss and provide an insight into the mind of the mentally ill, paranoia and the stages of mental detrition. The story 's action is depicted through the eyes of the unnamed delusional narrator. The other main character in the story is an old man whom the narrator apparently works for and resides in his house. The story opens off with the narrator trying to assure his sanity then proceeding to tell the tale of his crime, this shows a man deranged and hunted with a guilty conscience of his murderous act.
In many stories and poems; such as the Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, Annabel Lee, The House of Usher, and so many more timeless works, Edgar Allan Poe has been captivating his audiences with spine tingling thrillers through the words and style of his own twisted ways. The only way to describe where Poe’s writing belongs in history, would be classified as gothic genre. From the start of the 1800’s to present day and the future of literature, through irony, repetition, imagery, and symbolism Poe has been bewitching readers with his gore and insane writings. Poe’s life inspired so many of his poems, from focusing on taboo topics, such as death, revenge, love and loss. Poe’s life was painful and heartbreaking that
The scary tone has a trend through all of his stories which makes the reader more engaged. In “The Tell Tale Heart” Poe talks about death and how an eye viewed as, “an evil eye” could cause someone to kill. It took some time, but Poe lead the whole story up to the gruesome murder scene. “First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and then the legs.
Again, the old man emerged from the darkness.” The suspense that is being built here is shown throughout this passage the passage before and as well the passage after. I chose this particular passage because the reader can actually feel the suspense as she talks about the “dark, dusty, and mysterious bookshop.” The suspense shown in the passage before is if Sarah is willing to trade money for the pencil box.