The Tell-Tale Heart Response

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“The Tell-Tale Heart” was written by Poe in 1919. “ TRUE!-NERVOUS--very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily--how calmly I can tell you the whole story.”
In this story we see it for a guy’s point of view. This guy in the story is mad out to be his butler. This guy loves the old man, there is just one thing about him and that is his eye. He describes this eye as a vulture’s eye. They are a pale blue with a film over it, and whenever he looks at the old man’s evil eye his blood would run cold. The eyes are the reason that the guy would take the old man’s life. The way the
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When you first read this poem the first thing that comes to your head is why is the guy so crazy and how could he do this to somebody he really cares about. Then when I read it the second time I figured out why Poe used the description of a raven’s eye and that is because Poe uses the raven as a symbol for death the same way as he used it in another piece that he did that is called “The Raven”. When I read it this last time I never realized how many different kinds of emotions are played out in the poem.
So in this poem the imagery, setting, and conflict stood out the most to me. I think that if he didn’t touch each of these literary elements as well as he did they story would have a totally different feel to it. The reason I picked this piece is mainly because it was written by Poe and he is my favorite writer. I think all of his pieces are very well written. I really like how Poe has that very intense writing style, that when you start reading it you can’t stop. If I could make a
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