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The Pit and the Pendulum | Study Guide

Edgar Allan Poe

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Author

Edgar Allan Poe

Year Published

1842

Type

Short Story

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

"The Pit and the Pendulum" is told in retrospect by a first-person narrator. This narrative choice provides readers with a sensory experience of events.

Tense

The events of "The Pit and the Pendulum" are told in the past tense.

About the Title

The alliterative title "The Pit and the Pendulum" names the two major sources of potential death—the pit and the pendulum—for the narrator, who is confined to a dark cell for the entire story.

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