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Examples Of Fear In The Tell Tale Heart

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Poe creates fear and dread in “The Tell-Tale Heart”. One way he does this is through the internal monologue of the narrator. The narrator tries to convince the reader that he is not mad, but the reasons he gives prove otherwise. For example, the narrator claims that he can hear all things in heaven, hell, and on earth, yet considers this to be an acute sense of hearing. One quote from the story that creates fear says, “It was impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain, but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.” (Poe 303) This quote gives lots of suspenseful foreshadowing without releasing too many details to the reader. The narrator also stalks the old man for an entire week while he is sleeping. He is obsessed with the old
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