Stylistic Analysis of the Short Story “The Tell-Tale Heart”by Edgar Allan Poe

Shamaila Amir


Stylistic analysis as a methodology, is important to understand text as well as their contents that how language works within a text.  The present paper aims to analyze the story from stylistic point of view discussing the literary and rhetorical devices used in detail. The methodology used for the paper is stylistic analysis. The paper concludes that Poe in his short story has extensively used literary and rhetorical devices to prove insanity, obsession, guilt, tension and other recurring themes of story.

Keywords: Stylistics, Analysis of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe, Literary Devices, Rhetorical Devices.

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