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'The Tell-Tale Heart': How Do Authors Create Suspense

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How do Authors Create Suspense? Authors create suspense by not giving you much detail, and not telling you what’s happening or what’s not happening. In the two stories “The Tell Tale Heart” and “ The Pedestrian” both have many suspenseful moments. In the story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe the story starts out with not much background which leaves you wondering what’s going to happen. The first sentence is, “True! nervous very very dreadfully nervous I had been and I am; but why will you say that I am mad?” (354, Poe) This sentence is leaving you with the suspense of not knowing what’s going on. Also in the story, “ The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury when the author is talking about Mr. Leonard Mead, it says, “ Mr. Leonard
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