Poe's Short Stories

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Give two direct and specific examples from the story that the author uses to create an atmosphere of horror or suspense. These are sentences that set or enhance the MOOD of the story?

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"At times, I regret things that I do. This is mostly when I cannot fully rationalize my actions. I will then apologize as to attempt to rid myself of the annoyance that is regret— much how The Murderer confessed as to rid himself of the beating of the heart."

Paranoia/ Insomnia

"Although I have no killer instincts, I too cannot sleep at night much. This may be partially due to my addiction to electronics, or perhaps it truly is something that I cannot help."


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