The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart

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  • The Tell Tale Heart
  • Tone: psychotic, arrogant, paranoid
  • "I was never nicer to the man than the week before I killed him." "...Oh you would've laughed to see how cunningly I thrust it in!"
  • Style: repetitive and morbid
  • "I undid the lantern cautiously, oh so cautiously. Cautiously I undid it." "I cut off the arms, and the legs."
  • Word Choice: precise and detailed
  • "The sound a watch makes when enveloped in cotton" "
  • instead of "dull sound"
  • "...(for the hinges creaked) - I undid it just so much so that a single ray fell upon the vulture eye."
  • Imagery
  • Theme: horror Message: guilt will haunt you
  • "Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! -tear up planks-here, here!- it is the beating of his hideous heart!"
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