Suspense In The Tell Tale Heart

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Suspense. I know I have heard about that somewhere. Where … where? What does it mean? It is on the tip of my tongue. Well to answer that question is that suspense is a type of writing. Suspense is when the creator or author hides something till the end. For example, take Harry Potter (the whole series). They never actually find out how to kill Voldemort until the end. However, the stories I think that has the most suspense is the Landlady and Tell-Tale Heart. The authors of these books are Edgar Allen Poe, who wrote Tell-Tale Heart, and Roald Dahl , who wrote Landlady. In both stories there were different elements of suspense. For example, in Tell-Tale Heart there is a lot of tone, mood and imagery in the story. However, in the Landlady…show more content…
In the story the main character, the killer, admits at the very end of the story that he killed the old man to the cops. Here is exactly what is says, “Villains I shrieked, dissemble no more! I admit the deed! - tear up the planks! -here,here! - it is the beating of his hideous heart.”. This quote from the book was on page 65, the last page of the story. It shows suspense such as mood because of how the writer shows the character’s hate to everyone else. Also it shows the feelings of anger from the killer to the cops. Another element of suspense it shows is tone. It shows tone because the character os showing a attitude to the cops and describing how much he hates the cops. Another part in the story with lots of suspense was when it said, “... you cannot imagine how stealthily, stealthily - until at length a single dim Ray like the thread of the spider shot out from the crevice and fell upon the vulture eye.” This quote was on page 63 and It shows imagery because of how well the author describes the character. The author uses good word phrasing in the right spots. This is why I think this is one of the stories with the most…show more content…
There is many ways to create suspense. However it might be hard to write it is a wonderful type of writing that hooks people to read those kinds of books. I have learned many things through suspense but the biggest thing was that you can never actually know anything about whatever is happening from a book to a person what exactly is going to happen. For example if it is a person you cannot just under they are bad because they make one mistake. You give them some chances. Same with books, you cannot know what is going to happen to the characters until the end of the story. That is why I think suspense is
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