Use Of Suspense In Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart

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Do you ever get the urge to get rid of something?The noise it makes, like an alarm clock. Just something about it makes you want to get rid of it. Well in The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator did. In The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe, takes place in an old man’s house. The main character, the narrator, wants to take the life of the old man because he hates his eye. But everytime he goes into his room at night the eye is closed, he was no motivation to kill him. So, one night he accidentally wakes up the old man, shines the light on his hideous eye, and is consumed with anger. He finally took action and killed him. Poe uses suspense,a state or feeling of excitement or anxious uncertainty about may what happened. He uses character anxiety, vivid words, and repetition.…show more content…
When the author states,” True-nervous-very-very dreadfully nervous, I had been and am!”(Poe 89). This tells us that the narrator does feel anxious but we do not know why, it leaves us wondering why he feels nervous, it builds suspense. It also states,”Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold,”(Poe 89). The narrator was talking about the old man’s “ vulture eye”. You can infer that by just seeing the eye the narrator is fearful of it and it just builds the urge to kill the old man. While this is happening you are more and more intrigued, causing

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