Compare And Contrast The Raven And The Tell Tale Heart

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Edgar Allan Poe proves that subconscious fears and guilt may lead to insanity shown through the irrational behaviors of the narrator in “The Raven,” and “The Tell-tale Heart”. Both have contributed to the fear and ghostly motivators for his characters, as well as variation of diction, and suspense. One similar thing between the “Raven,” and “Tell-tale heart,” is that both writings have acute senses. In both, “the narrator has the ability to hear things in Heaven, Earth, and hell” (Ennis1). Poe’s diction exhibits gothic fears. His selected words show his tone throughout “The Raven,” and “The Tell-tale Heart.” In “The Raven,” he develops jealously for the individuals who have been in his life. Poe uses intense scenes, full of repetition, alliteration and rhythm to bring about the jealousy process towards the loss of self-control. Diction used in “The Raven,” examples the bird 's unsatisfying response, "Nevermore." In addition to “The Tell-tale Heart,” the word “stone,” is repeated which can remind the reader of Medusa. This is related…show more content…
For example, in "The Tell-Tale Heart," Poe uses first person narration to create suspense. He displays that by writing, “It was open wide, wide open and I grew furious as I gazed upon it," (Seneca1). Poe creates a feeling of suspense, fear and wonder. Whereas “The Raven,” examples, “”Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door only this and nothing more,”” (Ennis2). Poe creeps up on the suspense of all actions that fallout through his diction and spine-chilling misperception. Poe’s writing is like fog. Slowly and quietly sneaking up, then blinding and secretive and unnerving. Each inch of the fog is like a new literary device. Poe demonstrates, disparity through his works by exampling different aspects of involvement he has had throughout his lifespan. Poe’s ghostly motivators have contributed to both his works of “The Raven,” and “The Tell-tale
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