Analysis of setting in “Tell-Tale Heart”
EQ: How did Edgar Allan Poe use the literary device of setting to create a dark threatening tone in his short story, “Tell-Tale Heart”?
In the story “Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe the element of setting plays a big role in the short story. The setting makes the story more scary for the people reading it. This essay will explain the 3 elements of setting Poe used.
One of the elements of setting Poe uses is locale, most of the story is in the old man’s house. The locale made the story baleful because the old man wouldn’t think that the person working for him would try to to kill him. The narrator was really courteous