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The Tell Tale HeartEdgar Allan Poe
7-1 Week of Oct. 20, 2014Homework Essay PrepPoe Short Story readPassageVocabularyExampleStudy Vocabulary from The Tell Tale Heart.Test-Tuesday, October 21st. The narrator claims he'll prove he's not "mad." What makes you think the narrator is sane or insane, at the end of the story? Give evidence from the story to support your answer.The disease had sharpened my senses-not dulled them.The Narrator knows what he is doing.The narrator believes that his abilities have become stronger. The narrator claims he'll prove he's not "mad." What makes you think the narrator is sane or insane, at the end of the story? Give evidence from the story to support your answer.
The narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart claims that he is not mad. However, he does show signs of insanity. Example:Example Introductory & Concluding Sentence:The narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart claims that he is not mad. However, he does show signs of insanity.
Although the narrator claims that he is sane, these facts from the story tell us that he is indeed deranged. Reading CheckWhat is the narrators sharpest sense?What is it about the old man that disturbs the narrator?How does the narrator treat the old man during the week before he kills him? After he decides to kill the old man, why doesnt the narrator just slip in and stab him in his sleep?How does the narrator kill the old man?How does the narrator try to hide his crime?What causes the narrator to admit his crime?The Tell-Tale HeartPart IPart IIThe Tell-Tale Heart Animation 7:47The Tell-Tale Heart short film (10:10)Poe Interactive (for Smart Board)The Tell Tale Heart - The Alan Parsons Project (modern adaptation)The Tell Tale Heart- Music only VideoThe Tell-Tale Heart United Streaming (6:54)Theme - TimeReferences to time and clocksSome questions of time in the story are never answered
Why did it take eight days for the narrator to kill the old man?The events in the narrator's story occur over eight days. Is this significant? If so, why? Why would the narrator give us this detail, but not the month, or the year?How might the narrator have spent those first seven days? Do you think he sleeps? Why or why not?
Shmoop videoTime QuotesIt took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed. (3)
suggests extreme lonelinessNarrator has trouble sleepingThis moment is when we first begin to notice there's something funny going on with time.And this I did for seven long nights every night just at midnight. (3)All bad things happen after midnight!
A watch's minute hand moves more quickly than did mine. (4)The narrator sees himself as a kind of clock, counting down to the old man's death.
Who thinks the narrator is mad? What is a vulture eye? Why would he kill the old man over his eye? How can the narrator hear the old mans beating heart? What is vexed? What is stealthily? Is the narrator insane?
During what part of the action does Poe begin his story?
How does Poe use punctuation and repetition to show how nervous or excited the narrator is?
What is the effect of Poes choice to begin the story after the action has taken place? Poe Glog
VocabularyConceived Cunningly Deputed Dismembered Enveloped Grated Hypocritical Profound Raved ConceivedV. To think of
Clever in a tricky way
Dismembered To cut the arms and legs off
Enveloped To cover completely
Grated To rub something noisily against another objectWashboard Music
Hypocrite One who pretends to have qualities he or she does not have
Profound Deep; wise
Raved To talk like an insane persontalk wildly or incoherently, as if one were delirious or insane
AcuteBloodhounds have an acute sense of smell.
dissimulationWhen Bruce Wayne donned his Batman costume his dissimulation was complete for no one would recognize him.
sagacityEven though he had never played chess before, his sagacity made him a skillful opponent.Pronunciation
creviceAs a result of the earthquake, a long crevice appeared in the road.
a deep crevice or fissure (as in a glacier or the earth)
dissimulationN.The hiding of ones feelings or purposes
sagacityN.High intelligence and sound judgmentAbility to make wise decisions.
creviceN.A narrow opening
suavityPronunciationMany advertisers use suavity as a means to sell a product.
gesticulationsNounA deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture
Derision in school can hurt.derisionN.Contempt; ridicule
gesticulationsPronunciationGesticulations are an important component of sign language for the deaf.