How Does the Tell Tale Heart Fulfil Your Expectations of A Gothic

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How Does the Tell Tale Heart Fulfil Your Expectations of A Gothic

Story?

From a gothic story such as the tell tale heart, by Edgar Allan Poe, I

expect numerous amounts of gory deaths, intense suspense, hideous

horror, plently of fear and espically paranoia. They should also

contain a variety of literacy techniques including imagery, sentence

structure, punctation and repititation in my essay I will be focusing

on the amounts of death, horror, fear, suspense and the amount of

literacy techniques used throughout the story.

Edgar Allan Poe uses a lot of suspense in the Tell Tale Heart. To

increase the effect the suspense he incorprates it with literacy

techniques. One example of mixing literacty techniques with suspense

is when Edgar Allan Poe uses imagery to descirbe the man creeping into

the old mans bedroom when the old man wakes up.

‘I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb

slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in bed,

crying out --"Who's there?"

I kept quite still and said nothing. For a whole hour, I did not mo...

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