What is the contrast between Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" and Woolf's "A Haunted House"?

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The short stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf are both ghost stories. They both take place within the confines of a residence, and they both have a revelation or discovery at the end. However, there are several differences between these fantastic tales.

One of the most obvious differences is in the plots. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a description of a murder and is told in first person by the murderer. He details how he prepares to kill the old man with the vulture's eye that he lives with, the gruesome murder itself, the dismemberment of the body, the cover-up of the corpse, and the visit by police. At first the narrator is triumphant, supposing that he has escaped justice through his cleverness; then he hears the dead man's heart beating from beneath the floor, and he confesses to the crime. In "A Haunted House," there is no crime. In fact, there is very little action at all. A couple living in an old house hears the quiet whispers of a...

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