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