"The Tell Tale Heart" begins with the narrator telling you how nervous he had been and believes that YOU think him mad. He then begins to tell you about this disease he has and that he can hear things in Heaven, Earth, and Hell. After that he tells you how calmly he can tell you the story, he says he loved the old man but that the old mans vulture eye is what made him want to murder him.
The Rising Action begins with the narrator which is the antagonist of the story once again saying that you think he is mad. Which he backs himself up saying that "mad men know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded." Then he tells you how he prepared to kill the old man, by stalking him at night for 7 nights until he saw the vulture eye open and was very kind to the old man so he wouldn't suspect a thing .Which all builds suspense. Then on the eighth the night he says that he is very cautious but startles the old man by laughing which means he is not that trustworthy of a story teller.