Literary Analysis with "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Writing PromptThe famous short story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe, is a disturbing and suspenseful tale. Poe creates this creepy tone through an unusual use of the narrator in the story. Write a 150-200 word analysis that explains how Poe’s use of an unreliable narrator helps to develop the tone in the story. Your analysis must include one citation from the story.
Student Activities (Approximate Time 55 Min.)
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Previewing and Predicting (10 min)
Investigative Reading (25 min)
Introducing Sources (10 min)
Integrating Sources (10 min)
8th Grade English Language Arts Standards
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