Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Poe Paragraph

"And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the senses?" This sentence, written by Edgar Allan Poe in "The Tell-Tale heart", demonstrates him using the first person narrator. This choice of narration, although it could seem less professional, adds emotional impact to the short story.

Topic sentence: The first person narrator in "The Tell-Tale Heart" adds emotional impact to the story.

1-In the narrator's head, so the reader knows and shares his emotions
2-The narrator interpells the reader by talking to him directly (ex: you)
3-Foreshadowing adds suspense (ex: if the narration was third person, we would not see the emotion rising in the narrator's head when the policemen are in the house)

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