How Did Poe Build Suspense In The Tell Tale Heart

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Tell-Tale Heart Lit Analysis Imagine having a glassy blue eye and some one hates it so much that he kills you. That is what happened to the old man with the glassy blue eye in Tell- Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. In the story the main character hates the old man’s glassy eye, so for seven nights at midnight the narrator would watch the old man sleep.On the eighth night the narrator is so sick of the eye, that he kills the old man. Then when the police come and interrogate the narrator. The narrator hears his own heartbeat and he freaks out and tells the police where the old man’s body is. Suspense is growing tension.,fear and excitement felt by the reader.Poe creates suspense by using character fear and anxiety, repeating words and phrases and a suspenseful setting.…show more content…
Therefore it’s building suspense. Next the author says, “Now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house”(Poe 92). This builds suspense because it's the dead of the hour so midnight and the old house.Old houses are already creepy but the imagery help you imagine an old house that's falling apart with a street light flickering at
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