"I undid it just so much that a single thin ray fell upon the vulture eye" (Poe 80). This is a metaphor because the narrator compares the old man's eye to a vulture eye, without using like or as.
"But why will you say that I am mad?" (Poe 78). This quote is again and again because the narrator repeats saying that he is not mad in the story.
Again and Again
"Dissemble no more! I admit to the deed!- tear up the planks!-here, here!- it is the beating of his hideous heart!" (Poe 83). This quote is the resolution because at the end of the story the narrator confesses to killing the old man. The narrator also ruins his own master plan because he feels guilty for killing the old man.
I have a perfect plan!!!
"He had the eye of a vulture- a pale blue eye, with a film over it" (Poe 78). This quote shows imagery because it describes what the old man's eye, and what it looked like. It also puts an image of the eye in the readers head.
"I did this for seven long nights- every night just at midnight"( Poe 80). This quote shows again and again because the narrator goes into the old man's chamber every night to look at the Evil Eye.
The theme of "The Tell- Tale Heart" is that guilt can lead you to do crazy things. In the story the narrator felt so guilty for killing the man that he ruined his own master plan.