Terror in "The Tell-Tale Heart"
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The paper asserts that Edgar Allan Poe's ability to craft the perfect story of terror is illustrated in "The Tell-Tale Heart". The paper shows how this story is a step into the surreal because it is just real enough to be believable and unreal enough to be considered a horror tale. The paper explains that Poe terrifies us this way, because he knows that nothing is more frightening than fiction peppered with truth.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Burduck, Michael. "Fear as a Theme in Poe's Work." Readings on Edgar Allan Poe. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. 1998.
- Parini, Jay. et al. American Writers. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 2003.
- Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Tell-Tale Heart." The Complete Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Minnesota: Amaranth Press: 1984.
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- Thompson, G. R. "Edgar Allan Poe." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 3. Gale Resource Database. 1979. Site Accessed April 27, 2008. <http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com>
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