“The Tell Tale Heart” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s shortest stories. However, in such a small amount of pages, he manages to look at the paranoia of the man and how his mind st...
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...ons regarding the death that awaits him. The narrators mixed emotions are connected to the swinging motions of the pendulum. At one point, he is so psychologically messed up that he thinks about giving up. However, he tries to disregard his nervousness at the time and think hard about what he can do to save himself. He finally comes up with the plan to save himself from the ultimate pendulum swing that would have killed him and is saved. In “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe has an obsession with death and it is shown in many ways. He shows it through diction and imagery by actually describing what the experience was really like. He also uses symbolism by connecting various things with the mind and internal conflicts. These literary devices are used very effectively in all of his works because they help set the grim and morbid moods that are needed to emphasize the work.
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