Dialogue and Speech

Dialogue and Speech

Tell-Tale Heart Narration


Consider the narration in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Respond in writing to the following questions.

  • Is this how people you know talk?
  • If not, how is it different?
  • If it is the same, what are the similarities?
  • Poe makes the choice to have his narrator "speak" (narrate) in a particular way. What effect does that choice have on you?

Open Notebook

When you have finished writing, discuss your ideas and insights with the whole group.

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