"So slowly sure not to disturb the old man's sleep."
"I must scream or die!-and now-again!-hark! louder! louder! louder!" (Poe 83) This quote shows that the narrator is telling us that the heartbeat is getting louder and more intense. The narrator repeats words multiple times throughout the story. When the narrator does this he creates suspense for the reader.
"You cannot imagine how stealthily, stealthily-until, at length, a single dim ray, like the thread of a spider, shot from out the crevice and fell full upon the vulture eye" (Poe 81). This quote shows the author comparing the movement of the narrator to the thread of a spider using the word like. Also the evil eye is compared to a vulture not using like/as.
"I did for seven long nights, every night just at midnight, but I found the eye always closed" (Poe 80). This is the rising action of the story because the author creates suspense when he starts to plan out the killing. The first thing the narrator does is spy on the old man's eye for a week. This is how the quote and the picture represents the rising action.