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I need to know: What the plot was in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"? Also including the climax, the turning point.

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2000


The Tell Tale Heart's plot it about someone removing a distraction from his life. And it goes to prove,you cant always get what you want, because there are prices to pay. The climax is when the old man stops breathing, and or is dead.

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2000


Try the Poe Decoder web site for an informative essay on this short story. It is written by Ms. Martha Womack and is an excellent summary. The web address is:


-- Anonymous, October 17, 2000

Edgar Allen Poe was a graet author and a terrific husband to his twelve year old bride. I love his work and everyting that even has his name in the sentence. He was a great writor and will be "forevermore" honored by the dedication that he had and the talent he possessed.


Married his wife when she was twelve, he was twenty-eight

Played leap the frog with rowdy boys and split his pants

His real mother, foster mother, foster father, brother, and wife all died of a disease called terbercolousous(TB)

He wrote the Raven about his own soon to be life-his sweet "Lenore" was dying at the time-he expressed his feelings through his poetry

He was only paid 42 dollors for the piece

Poe was sent away from his own home at the age of forteen and put in a "party school".

His foster father disowned him and refused to pay the gambling debt of $2000 dollars Poe had rung up why'll trying to save up to buy groceries

-- Anonymous, November 29, 2000

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