The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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The author Edgar Allan Poe created a beautiful writing piece called “Tell Tale Heart”, which included literal elements such as mood, tone, and point of view. The story included a tremulous mood for the reader to be able to feel the excitement of the story. According to the text “Tell Tale Heart”, it states “And now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house, so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror.” This illustrates that the details of the story create a terrifying atmosphere. When the author describes that an old house with complete silence and nobody awake, it shows that nobody is there to protect you. Anything could jump up and harm you in any sort of way, so it’s terrifying for the reader to be in that situation. Edgar Allan Poe also included tone to the story. When the killer starts to feel guilty about the crime he committed, the text states “Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!” You are able to tell that the author made the killer sound miserable about what he had done, since there was sounds in his head that reminded him on what he has done wrong. Feeling guilty about something is just something that was not meant to be held in. If you do keep quiet about something, it will haunt you until you finally confess. Another literal element that the author had used was point of view, which was in first person. For
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