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"The Tell Tale Heart" is just one of Poe's many masterpieces that possess the ability to keep the reader of the story reading from the beginning of the story to the end.

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  • Submitted: 17/08/2006
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GCSE Edgar Allan Poe

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tell-tail heart

In our modern world, stories affect our life every day, but how do the authors of these wonders keep the reader exited and focused? This is when the type of writing called suspense comes along. Suspense is the type of writing skill authors use to give readers uncertainty about the conclusion of the story. In some stories, the reader may guess the conclusion before they even finish reading the introduction, but when authors add suspense in to their master pieces, the stories become far more interesting and keeps the reader wondering whether if the conclusion of the story would end like they thought it would, and therefore keeps the reader wanting to read more. The famous writer Edgar Allan Poe is an expert in writing suspense related stories and professionally uses this particular writing style. "The Tell Tale Heart" is just one of Poe's many masterpieces that possess the ability to keep the reader of the story reading from the beginning of the story to the end.

He used three very powerful tools, foreshadowing, hampering information, and character development. And this is exactly how he applied the three skills in to his story. The

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