In this story, foreshadowing is used to create suspense. At the beginning, the narrator starts by stating that he will die tomorrow; that he will be executed. This gives the reader a reason to anticipate and wonder what events lead to this.
In this story, pacing is used to create suspense. Throughout the poem, the narrator explains, in detail, the setting and how perplexing the raven’s presence is, in a slow manner. This gives the reader a reason to be frightened and concerned by the dreary and bizarre mood.
In this story, dangerous action is used to create suspense. In the story, the narrator explains how he had trespassed a home and killed an old man, because of the old man’s glass eye. These actions give the reader a reason to be afraid of the narrator and what will happen next.