Presentation on theme: "By Edgar Allan Poe Study Q’s"— Presentation transcript:
1 By Edgar Allan Poe Study Q’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”By Edgar Allan PoeStudy Q’s
2 Be clear and thorough in responses: Statement, Example, Explanation Describe how Poe opens the tale. He also establishes “tone” early on; therefore, explain what his use of tone is in the story. We know that Poe uses first person narrative, so what kind of effect does this give to the reader? Explain answers thoroughly.
3 Be clear and thorough in responses: Statement, Example, Explanation Pick out syntax (word order, grammatical order), use of words and phrases, and use of punctuation, which elicits a sense of urgency, nervousness, and suspense. Explain answers thoroughly.
4 Be clear and thorough in responses: Statement, Example, Explanation List some words and phrases which create the mood (the atmosphere) of the story. Explain what atmosphere is created (How might this relate to the Gothic Genre?). Is it effective? Explain answers thoroughly.
5 Be clear and thorough in responses: Statement, Example, Explanation Poe is so descriptive in his stories with the help of various literary devices, such as simile and metaphor. Find some examples of simile and metaphor (Think of the eye and the heart.). Explain how these examples are similes and metaphors in the story. (Hint: Remember, simile uses “like” or “as” when comparing two unlike things.) Make sure to highlight your examples in the text.