Poe's Short Stories

List five of the horrifying details of The Pit and the Pendulum's setting. Which detail did you find most effective and why?

from The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

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1) the pit

2) the pendulum

3) the figures on the wall

4) the strap wrapped around the narrator's body

5) the rats

I've always found the pendulum to be the most effective, as its movements are precise and move ever closer.



The Pit and the Pendulum