The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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Point out details that Poe uses to build horror to an almost unbearable climax. Also, how does this serve as Gothic literature?

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This story is told from a first-person point of view (the narrator is a participant from the story and tells the story from his perspective) and this greatly adds to the tension and sense of terror and horror.  Details that continue to allow the tension to build include the narrator's description of how he carefully and methodically snuck into the boarding house owner's room and killed him and how...

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