" It was wide open. I grew furious as I looked at it . I saw it perfectly - a dull blue with an ugly film over it that chilled my bones".
''Its only a mouse crossing the floor ... Its just a cricket".
"The scream, I said, was my own. I had been dreaming".
The rising action is the part of the story when all the suspense builds up. The rising action in The Tall Tale Heart is when the narrator went into the old mans room and saw his eye. At that point the narrator knew he was going to kill the old man.
The climax of the story is the biggest part or the turning point. In the story The Tall Tale heart the climax is when the narrator put the old man mattress over him and suffocated him to death.
The falling action is the part of the story when all the questions are answered. In the story The Tall Tale Heart the falling action is when the narrator is putting the old mans body under the floor boards. Then the cops also arrive at the house to see what was the matter.