Suspense By: Erin Thorne

For the first technique in suspense, I chose page 94 on lines 163-170. The text states " I felt myself getting pale and wished them gone. My head ached, and I fancied a reigning in my ears: but still they sat and still chatted. The ringing became more distinct: it continued and became more distinct : I talked more freely to get rid of the feeling: but it continued and gained definitiveness until at length, I found that noise was not within my ears." In this scene, the man is getting really anxious and feeling really scared. Also, he is being very precise of his actions. He is feeling guiltily of what he had done and wished that all of the sounds would go away.

The next technique in suspense was using vivid words to describe the scene. For example sounds, sights, and feelings. For this one I chose page 91, lines 70-73. This stated " Many a night, just at midnight, when all the world slept, it was welled up from my own bosom, deepening with its dreadful echo, the terrors that distracted me. I say I knew it well. I knew what the old man felt, and pitied him." This stated what the man was feeling about. He was knowing how the feeling of terror running threw the old man.

Finally, for my last technique this one was repeating words or phrases of the characters actions. I chose page 90 and lines 32- 35. The text states " I undid the lantern cautiously- oh, so cautiously - cautiously (for the hinges creaked)- I undid it just so much that a single thin ray fell upon the vulture eye." The man is stating that he is being very very careful of trying not to make noise. He was trying to see it the eye had opened or stayed closed.

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