This story takes place in an old man house."And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it-oh, so gently!"
This is first person point of view of the narrator of how it looks when he is watching the old man in his sleep."And then, when I made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern..."
The main conflict of the story is the old mans eye."I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture-a pale blue eye, with a film over it."
His eye would trouble me no more.
The theme of the story is guilt and madness."First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs."
The symbolism of Tell-Tale Heart is the old mans heart because he hears the heart beat of the old mans heart which represents guilt"Villains! I shrieked, dissemble no more! I admit the deed!-tear up the planks-here,here!- it is the beating of his hideous heart!"
The author creates suspense by not letting the reader know what happens next and the author repeats words to show what is happening."Yet, for some minutes longer I refrained and shoot still. But the beating grew louder, louder!