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The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Edgar Allan Poe Poe Edgar Allan Poe is known for writing about mysterious forces,

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1 The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

2 Edgar Allan Poe ( ) Edgar Allan Poe Poe Edgar Allan Poe is known for writing about mysterious forces, wicked crimes and death. Unfortunately, his life was as sad as those of most of his characters. His mother died when he was two, and he was disowned by his foster father. Poe himself died young (40 years old), but left behind classic works of horror and the first modern detective stories. Poe Gothic Poe Although Poe spent much of his career creating poems, he is perhaps best known today for his tales of terror. Like other authors of Gothic literature, Poe often created an atmosphere, or mood, of chilling uncertainty in his fictional work.

3 Comparing two things using like or as Comparison of two things where one is substituted for another Authors use of repeating words or phrases for emphasis LITERARY IN ELEMENTS METAPHOR SIMILE TELL TALE REPETITION PERSONIFICATION Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects

4 BEFORE READING Peruse the title and pictures in the story. Make a about the plot. prediction With its suspense, twists, and chills, reading The Tell- Tale Heart is like watching a scary movie. What do you think makes a story really entertaining and effective at thrilling the audience?

5 Vocabulary to know Violence, sometimes ending in murder Crazy Torture Shocking Useless Gloomy or sad Floor boards To imagine To trouble or worry To be free from Listening Asking To prevent harm hearkening mad hideous agony planks vex foul play mournful vain rid precautions fancy inquiring

6 The Tell-Tale Heart was first published in Pioneer magazine in STORY BACKGROUND The plot of the story focuses on mysterious happenings or terrible outcomes. The characters are often mad, or crazy, in addition to being frightened to death.

7 Read The Tell-Tale Heart to: repetition theme Find out how repetition helps the reader identify and understand the theme of the story. similesmetaphors mood Find out how Poe uses similes and metaphors to help establish the mood of the story.

8 Reading After characters characters Poe does not give names to the characters in The Tell-Tale Heart. Why do you think this is? How might the story be different if the characters had names? narrator audience opinion Throughout the story, the narrator accuses the audience of thinking that he is mad. Is he mad? Why or why not? Explain your opinion with specific examples from the story to support your answer.

9 The Tell-Tale Heart Extra Credit policereport Write a fictional police report of the crime from the point of view of the officers that arrived at the house. In your one page report, remember to include the who, what, where, when, and why. (20 pts) brochure Imagine you are a lawyer serving on this case. Choose the side of either the defense or the prosecution and make your case in a brochure for the narrators sanity at the time of the crime. (25 pts) sketch Draw and color a sketch of the scene where the narrator is having a conversation with the officers in the room where the crime was committed. (15 pts)


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