Do you hear that... the beating of his heart. I confess I did it! MAKE IT STOP!
The rising action builds suspense and is leading up to the main event in the story. The narrator enters the room for seven nights in a row. "I opened it just enough for a single ray of light to fall upon the vulture eye. That I did for seven nights. But the eye was always closed. This made it impossible for me to do what I had to do."
The Climax is the "turning point" of the story, where the main event takes place. The 8th night his eye was open so he had finally killed him. "Then I opened the lantern very, very little bit. I opened it carefully - until a single ray shot out and fell upon the vultures eye. It was wide open. I grew furious as I looked at it."
The Resolution is when he outcome of the story is clear. The police came and searched the house and the narrator confessed he killed the old man. "I felt that I must scream- or die. The noise was louder- louder- louder! 'Villains' I screamed. 'Enough! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, Here! Its the beating of his hideous heart!"