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Suspense In The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allen Poe

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Edgar Allen Poe uses dramatic irony to build suspense in The Tell Tale Heart by using dramatic irony in the form of having two different views of the situation, the readers and the narrators, which are very contrasting views and they will collide to create suspense for how the narrator will react to certain situations. The reader sees the narrator as an insane person who is not very reliable for making actions. Where on the other hand the narrator sees himself as this very wise and cunning person who gets frustrated with explaining how he's not mad. This uncertainty the readers have for what the narrator will speculate to create suspense for what the narrator will do next. “I had heard all things in the heaven and in the earth...how, then,
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