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The Tell-Tale Heart Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe. Introducing the Short Story with Literary Analysis: Suspense Reading Skill: Evaluate Narrator Vocabulary in Context. VIDEO TRAILER. INTRODUCING THE SHORT STORY. What makes you SUSPICIOUS ?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Tell-Tale HeartShort Story by Edgar Allan PoeIntroducing the Short StorywithLiterary Analysis: SuspenseReading Skill: Evaluate NarratorVocabulary in ContextVIDEO TRAILER

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    INTRODUCING THE SHORT STORYWhat makes you SUSPICIOUS?Has something or someone ever seemed dangerous or untrustworthy to you?The feeling you had was suspicion.

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    it can also be a warning that something is very wrong.What makes you SUSPICIOUS?INTRODUCING THE SHORT STORYWhile suspicion might come from a misunderstanding, In this story, youll meet a man whose own suspicions are his downfall.

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    Suspicious ActionsAvoiding eye contact2. What makes you SUSPICIOUS?INTRODUCING THE SHORT STORYDISCUSSWith a small group, discuss suspicious characters youve read about or seen on television shows.In what ways did these characters look or act differently from other characters?Continue your discussion by creating a list of warning signs that should make a person suspicious.

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    Click on the title to play the trailer.The Tell-Tale Heart

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    SuspenseWriters often hook readers by creating a sense of excitement, tension, dread, or fear about what will happen next.This is called suspense.

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    repeating words, phrases, or characters actionsSuspenseEdgar Allan Poe uses the following techniques to develop suspense: describing a characters anxiety or fearAs you read The Tell-Tale Heart, notice what causes you to feel suspense. relating vivid descriptions of dramatic sights and soundsTrue!nervousvery, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am!

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    Evaluate NarratorHave you ever suspected someone was not telling you the truth? Just as you cant trust every person you meet, you cant believe all narrators, or characters who tell a story.

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    To evaluate a narrators reliability, or trustworthiness, pay attention to his or her actions, attitudes, and statements.Evaluate NarratorDo any raise your suspicions?

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    Evaluate NarratorAs you read The Tell-Tale Heart, use a chart like the one below to record clues that reveal whether the narrator is reliable or not.Makes Me Suspicious: Narrators ReliabilityMakes Me Trust Him:

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    Poe uses the words in the box to the right to reveal how the main character is acting, feeling, and thinking. For each word below, choose a word from the box that is closest in meaning. Answers appear in brackets.acuteaudacityconceivecrevicederisionhypocriticalstealthilystifledvehementlyvex1. annoy2. cautiously3. intense[acute][vex][stealthily]4. crack5. deceptive[crevice][hypocritical]

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    acuteaudacityconceivecrevicederisionhypocriticalstealthilystifledvehementlyvex6. smothered7. ridicule8. think of[conceive][stifled][derision]9. strongly10. shameless daring[vehemently][audacity]

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    acute adj. sharp; keenaudacity n. shameless daring or boldnessconceive v. to think ofcrevice n. crackderision n. ridicule

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    hypocritical adj. false or deceptivestealthily adv. cautiously; secretly stifled adj. smothered stifle v.vehemently adv. with intense emotionvex v. to disturb; to annoy