"One of his eyes looked like the eye of a vulture. It was a pale blue eye with a film over it. Whenever it looked at me my blood ran cold."
" 'The scream', I said, 'was my own'. 'I had been dreaming.' I told them the old man was in the country."
The rising action is the events that lead up to the climax, in the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" the rising action is the narrator watching the old man for 7 nights. The narrator does this because he hates the old mans eye that looks like a vulture. He wants to make the eye go away forever.
The climax is the turning point in the story, in "The Tell-Tale Heart" the climax s when the narrator attacks the old man on the eighth night. The narrators thumb accidentally slips on the lantern shining the light and waking the old man up.
The falling action is the part of the story when the questions are answered, in the falling action of "The Tell-Tale Heart" the police show up because a neighbor reported a scream, but the narrator convinces the police officer that it was his own scream.