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In our mordern world stories affect our life every day but how do the authorsof these wonders keep the reader exited and focused This is when the type ofwriting called suspense comes along Suspense is the type of writing skillauthors use to give readers uncertainty about the conclusion of the story Insome stories the reader may guess the conclusion before they even finishreading the introduction but when authors add suspense in to their masterpieces the stories become far more interesting and keeps the reader wonderingwhether if the conclusion of the story would end like they thought it would andtherefore keeps the reader wanting to read more The famous writer Edgar AllanPoe is an expert in writing suspense related stories and professionally usesthis particular writing style The Tell Tale Heart is just one of Poes manymasterpieces that possesses the ability to keep the reader of the story readingfrom the beginning of the story to the end But what exactly is suspense and howdoes Edgar Allan Poe use it to manipulate his readers He used three verypowerful tools foreshadowing hampering information and character developmentAnd this is exactly how he applied the three skills in to his storyThe author first led suspense in to his story right at the beginning Hepractically started the story by using foreshadowing Foreshadowing is a veryinteresting type of literary device It gives out clues to the reader about theconclusion of the story Usually it is the character of the story that gives outthe clues but from time to time it may vary Because foreshadowing usually comesin at the very beginning you may not believe what the character tells youbecause you do not exactly know what kind of person he is and if the characteris some psychopath obviously you are not going to believe him Puttingforeshadowing in the beginning of a story is an excellent way to start a storybecause that way it keeps the readers attention at the beginning of the storyDuring the
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