Setting is the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place. At night the old mans room 1800's."And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it."
Point of view is a particular attitude or way of considering a matter.The insane character waits for the old man to open his eye to take it out."And this I did for seven long nights-every night just at midnight-but I found the eye always closed; and so it was impossible to do the work; for it was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye."
Conflict is a a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.The old mans eye is the conflict because that is what made the narrator kill him. In the story," He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this!"
Theme is when the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic. The theme of the story is when the narrator cuts the body up."I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the arms and the legs."
The eye is symbolism. Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. When he kills the old man immediately he hears his heart beat."It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
Suspense is when the narrator turns himself in. He says,"Villains! dissemble no more! I admit the deed!-tear up the planks-here, here!- it is the beating of his hideous heart!"