The Tell-Tale Heart

This is one of Poe's more accessible works. When I teach this text, I tend to play up the insanity of the narrator. It makes for a pretty good hook. This is also a good text to study when discussing the reliability of the narrator. Warning: This text contains a murder. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9. Find this short story along with many others on this page of short stories.

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