Setting: Time and place of action.Tell Tale Heart's setting: The setting is in the old man's bedroomLine of text from Tell tale Heart that illustrates the setting: "and every night at about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it"
Point of view: The narrator's position in relation to a story being told.Tell Tale Heart's point of view: The point of view is first person.Line of text that illustrates the point of view: " I say I knew it well"
Conflict: A problem during the storyTell Tale Heart's conflict: The old man's eye is like a vulture.Line of text that illustrates the conflict: "He had the eye of a vulture-a pale blue eye, with film over it. Whenever it fell upon my blood ran cold"
Theme: a main idea of a story.Tell Tale Hearts theme: The theme in the story is guilt.Line of text from Tell Tale Heart that illustrates theme: " I admit the deed!-tear up the planks-here, here!-it is the beating of his hideous heart"
Symbolism: the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.Tell Tale Heart's symbolism: his heart symbolizes his guilt.Line from the text that illustrates theme: "But, ere long, I felt myself getting pale and wished them gone."
Suspense: a feeling of anxiousness uncertain about what may happen.Tell Tale Heart's suspense: when the old man hears a sound and he sits there for a whole hour.Line of text that illustrates suspense:"When I had waited a long time, very patiently, without hearing him lie down."