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    In the Tale Tell Heart the climax is when the main charater kills the old man because before he was wondering if he should kill the old man or not so when he dicides he went into his house and put a blanket over his face so he could suffacate him (I think the reason why he suffacated him was so he wouldnt leave any finger prints so people would think he died natrally)

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    Janey Bonnifield Mr. Bartram Language Arts Nov. 20, 2015 The Literature Behind “The Tell-Tale Heart” “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity”--Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, leaving behind a legacy of horribly satisfying tales of hatred and malice. Poe used his personal insanity as inspiration for the “madman” in his story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”.

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    Suspense is an integral part of storytelling. Without suspense, certain stories would not create their intended effect. Edgar Allen Poe wrote many books and poems, which were all under a gothic theme. His writings were very dark and mysterious, and they all contained suspense. Poe’s novel “The Tell-Tale Heart” and his poem “The Raven” contain suspense, which is created through point-of-view, irony, and diction.

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    The theme of “The Tall-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe and the theme of “The Gryphon” by Charles Baxter are very similar. The theme of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe is that cruel actions come with guilt. “The Tell-Tale Heart,” tells the story of a man who has gone crazy. He murders of an old man, because he feels threatened by the color of his eye. The murder goes smoothly, but his guilt overwhelms him and he confesses.

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    In The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart, Poe showcases a unique style of writing, rendering exceptional pieces of literature. Both stories are within the genres of horror and romanticism, however, Poe does not conform to these genres, as they were in the 19th century. Poe branches out of romanticism, and with horror, he developed gothic romanticism and pioneered psychological horror. Poe believed that art and literature were the most realistic and accurate depiction of individual human nature. Deviating from romanticism, which would have focused on external depictions of horror, he concentrated on internal depictions of the human mind which reveal a character’s internal struggle and therefore make his depictions more realistic and stylishly accurate.

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    Have you ever heard of Edgar Allan Poe? He was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. He died at an early age of 40 in October of 1849. He was a famous American author best known for his short stories of mystery and horror tales. “The Tell-Tale Heart,” one of his famous short stories, was first published in January of 1843 in a magazine called The Pioneer.

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    The Tell Tale Heart During life, it’s inevitable that there will be some things that bother us. Whether it be a mild annoyance or a pure frustration over something, it brings discomfort that at some point, we find a way to get rid of it from our lives. In“The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, it is unknown when this story takes place in, or even much about what the characters do in their daily lives. However, what it mainly focuses on is the narrator displaying an usual amount effort and displeasure toward an old man, specifically his eye.

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    Everyone knows that feeling of suspense. Sitting on the edge of your seat not knowing what 's going to happen or when. Your heart beats and you become anxious waiting for something. It can flood you with adrenaline causing you to be extremely entertained or even frightened. Well, in the story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe does an incredible job of creating teeth chattering suspense.

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    Maurice FitzGerald Rational + Written Task 1 19-4-2014 Rationale: In this written task I have produced, I will show my understanding of the course work by writing a letter. This letter will be a correspondence between the narrator of the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” and an old friend of his/hers. My idea was to show his final attempt to seek understanding before he is sent to the gallows for murder, as was the usual punishment for such a crime. I have decided to write this letter to show what literary devices Edgar Allan Poe uses to depict an unreliable narrator and his apparent loss of sanity, as well as the sense of paranoia which is implemented.

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    In this section of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the narrator has just concluded cleaning up any evidence that may have been left behind from his crime of executing the old man. The police showed up at 4 am because of a call from the neighbor about the old man screaming. The narrator lets in the officers and leads them around the house, soon he becomes arrogant and even lead them into the room where the old man is. This section has quality diction, “hastily” is used to describe how the narrator worked, it shows that he was working quickly which he believes ties back into his “wise precautions.”

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    Edgar Allan Poe is widely known as a 19th century leading writers of the short story. He is also greatly known to be the founder of today’s modern detective and horror stories. Poe’s most famous work The Tell-Tale Heart is regarded as both a horror story and a psychological thriller. It discusses the story of a murder who is clearly insane yet tries to prove that he or is just the opposite, sane.

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    (This "essay" is a short article coming from a psychologist who gave the narrator a psychiatric evaluation inside a jail room. It states thoughts from the psychologist, and shows that the narrator is actually telling the psychologist the story "Tell-Tail Heart" himself.) "Profile criminals sometimes undergo a psychiatric evaluation during which their mental health is reviewed by a psychologist. If the narrator of the "Tell-Tail Heart" underwent an evaluation, what might health experts say about his state of mind?" During the story "Tell-Tail Heart" the narrator often stated unpleasing things such as "Why would you say I'm mad?

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    The Haunting Retribution of a Tortured Man The “Tell Tale Heart”, published in 1843, is a gothic short story written by the infamous author Edgar Allen Poe. Poe is known for many poems and short stories such as “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” to name a few. “The Tell Tale Heart” is an eerie fiction of an unreliable narrator attempting to convince the reader of his sanity.

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    In the excerpt “from The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allen Poe creates the disturbed character of an unnamed narrator through indirect characterization. Using the components of the character’s actions, thoughts, and dialogue, Poe illustrates a story about being truthful and reveals that even when you do not tell the truth, the truth will appear with or without notice. The narrator of the story is revealed at the end of the piece to be someone different than portrayed in the beginning on the story. Starting off the story, Poe writes that the character has killed an old man for one simple “flaw” that the narrator did not like. Although no physical description of the mysterious narrator is given, it is easy to get a good read on the true colors

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    Vincent Price's monologue of “Tell Tale Heart” illustrates just how crazy the narrator really is. In the short story, “Tell Tale Heart,” the narrator explains why he strangled his neighbor and how he did it, “For it was not the old man who vexed me, but his evil eye”...”First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs.” In the dramatic reading by Vincent Price, Vincent shows a very relieved and happy emotion while explaining in detail how he strangled an old man, and even demonstrated the act. In addition, you can catch Vincent smiling and laughing as if murder is something everyone tosses around in conversation.

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    Edgar Allen Poe once said, “without a certain continuity of effort-without a certain duration or repetition of purpose-the soul is never deeply moved.” Edgar Allen Poe claims that repetition can move a soul and in the Tell-Tale Heart it does. The reader is often moved by fear or emphasis on the main character’s madness because of repetition. Edgar Allen Poe, the author of The Tell-Tale Heart, used repetition in his story to put more of an emphasis on the main character's madness, in hopes to create more suspense for the reader. At the heart of this suspense is the narrator, a madman, who uses repetition to emphasize the deterioration of his mind.

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    In “The Tell Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe, a diseased ridden madman violently murders an old gentleman. The story follows a madman who has convinced himself to get rid of the old man’s “eye.” After sliding a bed over the old man, the main character cuts up the body and buries it under the floorboards, only to admit to the dreadful deed later on when the police arrive. The trial has ended. The jury has found the defendant guilty.

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    The Tell-Tale Heart: Analysis Poe is best known as the author of horror and suspense. The dark- gothic element that surrounds his stories is enhanced even more with the appearance of multi-complex personalities which ‘move between the edge’ of normal and abnormal. One of his characters that represent this notion is the narrator and main character of his well-known story the “Tell-Tale Heart”. His psychological complexity and his narrative technique immediately captivates the audience attention who ‘struggles’ to come to some conclusion about the narrator’s state of mind. The narrator’s psychological instability is visible through the tone, the syntax and the constant alleviation between sanity and insanity.

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    Edgar Allan Poe is a renowned author known for his dark twist and horrifying stories. He is known for using the world around him, animals, dark architecture, and weather to produce bone chilling literature that readers can’t seem to put down. Two of his most well known thrillers are “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Poe had a way of mixing setting, characters, theme, and mood in a way that readers are automatically drawn into reading.

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    “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a very smart and extremely well written and immersive. It brings the reader into the thought processes of the narrator. A primary way the author does this is through the use of repetition. At the very being of the story we are introduced to our narrator who questions the reader multiple times, asking if he is “mad”. I believe that this is the start to our understanding of just how insane our narrator may be.

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