Define: The time and place of an action. Elements include location, time period, etc.The Tell-Tale Heart's setting: A night in an old man's room, 1800'sLine of text: "And every night, about Midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it."
Define: The viewpoint and interpretation from one's standpoint. Tell-Tale Heart's Point of View: First personLine of Text: Protagonist keeps talking in "I" and says "If you" throughout the story
Define: a serious disagreement or outside force that causes problemsTell-Tale Heart's Conflict: The protagonist's consciousLine of Text: The protagonist ends up ratting himself out because of his guilty conscious (pg. 630)
Define: Theme is the lesson a story is trying to tell.Theme: The human mind is a very powerful thingLine of Text: "His eye would trouble me no more" (pg. 629)
Define: Symbols to represent an idea or messageTell-Tale Heart's Symbolism: The comparison of the man's eye to that of a vulture. (pg. 626)Line of Text: "a single ray fell upon the vulture eye"
Define: a feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen.Tell-Tale Heart's Suspense: The protagonist and the police men. (pg. 629-630)line of text: "What could I do? I foamed- I raved- I swore." (pg. 630)