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Kendijah Grant-Final Portfolio 1 Kendijah Grant-Gilbert Final Portfolio Eng 2400 Dr.Leston For my Tell-Tale Heart paper I was very vague and was not speaking to a general audience. That is something that I have to work on in knowing when to be more specific and knowing when I have to much details. For the most part this paper an introduction instead of just jumping right
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Kendijah Grant-Final Portfolio 2 into the story.I also changed around some paragraphs to have it flow better for an audience to full understand. I do believe I was able to accomplish this in my revisions. Kendijah Grant-Gilbert English 2400 A Tell-Tale Heart Professor Draft A Heart No Longer Beating A Tell-Tale Heart is a short story full of suspense written by Edgar Allen Poe. Poe in my opinion is a very creative writer with how we tells his stories. He breaks it down in simplest form of why the character feels the way he does towards others. What I believe Poe misses in this particular work of writing is giving the audience a bit of a back story on the narrator. “True! Nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been, I am”. This is how A Tell- Tale Heart began. The story is told by the narrator who is describing the story of how he killed the old man. The narrator loved the old man, but the site of his pale blue eye with film scares him. Every night the narrator would sneak into the old man’s room to watch him, and plan his attack. On the 8th night the old man woke up when he heard something. He stayed awake sitting up for over an hour. The narrator made his move, then dissembles the old man body and places it under the floorboards. The cops show up to the old man residence because the neighbor heard a streak. The narrator allows the cops in to move around, but then offers then a drink which leads them to stay talking for a while. The narrator gets paranoid believing he is hearing the old man, and confesses to his wrong doing. After reading this story the essential characteristics that I would have to be faithful to would be the old man’s eye. The old man’s eye was pale blue with film. This eye is what the narrator was fixated on throughout the entire story. This is one of the most essential parts of the story since it causes the narrator to become irate hence him wanting and killing the old man. The murder is also a very crucial element to the story. This element is crucial because it ties the entire story together. Every night when the narrator entered the room it felt as though he was feeling guilt for wanting to kill the old man. For when the old man was asleep his eye did not bother the
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Kendijah Grant-Final Portfolio 3 narrator. It is when he is awake and the narrator has to see his eye that drove him to commit this act. If the old man did not wake up on the eighth night he may have been alive much longer. The narrator felt the need to kill him because he spotted his eye staring straight at him. The mood set in the story seems to be very suspenseful. Every night watching the old man in the dark, and not knowing if his life would be speared another day. Edgar Allen Poe sets a scene for us to imagine
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  • Fall '16
  • Richard E. Hanley
  • The Tell-Tale Heart, Traumatic brain injury, Edgar Allan Poe, Creativewriting, Telltaleheart, Firstdraft

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