Suspense In The Black Cat

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How does Edgar Allan Poe develop suspense in the narrative “The Black Cat” to make it so spine chilling that will make you want to read more? In the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Black Cat”, the narrator develops lots of suspense in the short story. Edgar Allan Poe develops suspense in his narrative “The Black Cat” by using foreshadowing, anaphora, and fast pace.
Edgar Allan Poe creates suspense by using foreshadowing in “The Black Cat”. The first paragraph, Poe writes, “But tomorrow I die, and today I would unburthen my soul” (1). The narrator makes the reader wonder why he will die tomorrow. (Also) Poe pens, “Pluto-this was my favorite cats name-was my favorite pet and playmate” (1). Poe is using foreshadowing because Pluto is the name of the roman god of the underworld, which shows that Pluto is the devil, which leads to
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After the narrator killed all of his animals he went to a bar and found second black cat. His wife loved this cat but the narrator hated it. When the narrator was walking down the steps, the second black cat tripped him and he got ferrous. Poe states “uplifting an axe, and forgetting, in my wrath, the childish dread which had hither, to stayed my hand, I wished” (4&5). This builds tension by making the reader hold his or her breath. (In addition) The narrator rapped heavily, with the cane which he held in his hand, upon that very portion of the brick-work behind which of his bosom. Poe writes “-by a cry, at first muffled and broken, like the sobbing of a child, and then quickly sweeling into one long, loud, and continuous scream, utterly anomalous and inhuman –a howl -a wailing shriek, half of horror and half of triumph, such as might have arisen only out of hell, congointly from the throats of the dammed in their agony and of the demons that exult in the damnation” (6)! As Poe builds the anxiety in the reader them want to know what will happen to the narrator in the
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