Figurative Language In The Landlady

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Suspense is a very important part of a story that can pull the reader in and make them want to read more. “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl and “A Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe both use suspense all through the stories. “The Landlady” takes place in a British Town at night when a young man enters a Bed and Breakfast thinking he will be getting a great deal but really the owner of the establishment plots to poison him. In “A Tell-Tale Heart”, A maniac decides he will murder an old man because of his pale blue eye, but when the deed is done, his heart beat makes him self-conscious and he rats himself out to the cops. Suspense is used throughout Roald Dahl's, "The Landlady" and Edgar Allan Poe's, "A Tell-Tale Heart" through the writing styles of repetition and figurative language.…show more content…
Poe illustrates suspense through repetition when he writes “Nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous.” It shows how he leaves the reader muddled. Figurative language is also presented in “A Tell-Tale Heart.” Poe uses words such as “Mortal Terror” and “Sagacity." These examples show how Poe did not back away from using descriptive words that keep the reader waiting on the tip of their seat. This is how suspense is used throughout “a Tell-Tale Heart” using repetition and figurative

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