The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart
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  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Tone
  • "There was no pulsation. He was stone dead. His eye would trouble me no more."
  • Word choice
  • "First of all, I dismembered the corpse."
  • "I resolved to open a little --a very, very little crevice in the lantern. So I opened it --you cannot imagine how stealthily, stealthily --until, at length a simple dim ray, like the thread of the spider, shot from out the crevice and fell full upon the vulture eye."
  • Imagery
  • Style
  • "Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing"
  • Theme
  • "I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever."
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