The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Old Man's Eye
The Watch
The Lantern
The Bed and Bedroom
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
"The Tell-Tale Heart"
Characters
The Narrator
The Narrator Timeline
The Old Man
The Old Man Timeline
The Three Policemen
A Neighbor
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Versions of Reality
Versions of Reality Quotes
Cunning and Cleverness
Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
The Home
The Home Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Time
Time Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
One Loud Organ
One Loud Organ Flashcards
One Loud Organ True or False
What if the Liver Had Been Noisy?
What if the Liver Had Been Noisy? Flashcards
What if the Liver Had Been Noisy? True or False
Essay
Teaching The Tell-Tale Heart
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
CSI: Under the Floorboards
Stuck in Medias Res with You
Law and Disorder: Poe and the Insanity Defense
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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