The tone is dark and gloomy. A little bit of melancholy. It's gloomy because it's night time and the "villain" is planning to kill the old man. On the last day...BOOM! The old man shrieks sand dies. The villain cuts him apart and hides him from the police.
Would a madman ever be as smart as I am?
The word choice I chose is, "He shrieked once --once only. In an instant, I dragged him to the floor and pulled the heavy bed over him. I then smiled gaily." I chose this since the theme is gloomy and dark. The narrator killing someone made it dark. Especially since he smiled about it. It makes it seem kind of dark.
Fine! I killed him! He's under the floorboards where I hid him.
For Imagery, I chose the lines, " He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it." I chose this line because It lets us imagine the old mans eye and how it looks. It helps us imagine a big eye that has a blue pigement.
The style was how the villain was trying to prove that he was sane. A few lines that show this is, "You fancy me mad." He also stated, "Ha! would a madman have been so wise as this." He says this and tries to convince us that a madman can't be "wise" like him.
The theme I chose is, that if you do something that you shouldn't you'll feel guilty in the end. I chose that as the theme because the guy only kills the old man for his vulture eye and gives into the guilt in the end and goes mad hearing the beat of the old mans heart.