The Tell-Tale Heart

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"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while describing a murder he committed. (From Wikipedia)
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This free digital curriculum contains interactive content that supports reading comprehension. Over the course of the story, students will answer Common Core aligned questions addressing grade-level appropriate literary terms and concepts. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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The Tell-Tale Heart

The speaker's tone is ______________ in the first paragraph. 
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Why was it impossible for the speaker to kill the old man over these seven nights? 
The narrator keeps using a metaphor to compare the old man's eye to a vulture's eye. The image below can help you to picture the eerie eye that he is describing. (This annotation contains an image)
The highlighted text is an example of hyperbole, or extreme exaggeration. Poe wants you to picture how very still the narrator is during this time. This adds to the tension in the story. 
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Poe uses _______________ in this sentence. 
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What spurred the speaker on to finally kill the old man? 
This about how words such as "dreadful," "terror," and "shrieked" affect both the tone and the mood of this story. (This annotation contains a video)
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The phrase the speaker repeats here "much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton," is an example of 
The Tell-Tale Heart Quiz