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3.05 Reading Journal 1. Poe describes the sensations of being buried alive. What imagery does Poe use to help you hear, see, smell, and feel? Silence, suffocation, small enclosed space 2. The narrator suffers from catalepsy, a physical condition in which the individual cannot move or speak for hours or, in extreme cases, for months. According to the narrator’s explanation, what are some of the ways that one can tell a cataleptic is still living? Heart beat and breath 3. What simile does the narrator use describing his return to consciousness? What does the narrator suggest by using this simile and subsequent description? How he wakes up weary and tiered 4. As the narrator experiences fear, what techniques does Poe use to create suspense for the reader? Lots of sudden stops in the sentences. 5. What is happening to the narrator here? Use evidence from the text to support your answer. He is dreaming 6. The narrator describes one of his dreams. What happens and what is the significance?
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