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The Tell-Tale Heart
Transcript of The Tell-Tale Heart
Acute- sharp, strong, or intense From the story: "Above all was the sense of hearing acute." She had a strangely acute sense of taste, which made her a picky eater. She always knew when I had mushrooms in the soup. concieved: planned Ms. Frehse concieved the scheme that students would enjoy class more if there was candy everyday. From the story: "It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain, but once concieved, it haunted me day and night. vexed: annoyed or distressed Profound: showing great understanding The philosopher in the room expressed profound ideas when asked what she believed was the meaning of life. From the story:" So you see he would have been a very profound old man, indeed, to suspect that every night, just at twelve, I looked in upon him when he slept. " From the story: "for it was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye." Ms. Frehse was quite vexed when she realized that her student forgot to put a period on the end of the sentence. stifled: Held back, muffled
The class was interrupted by a stifled laugh.
From the story: "it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe." From the story: "it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe." Refrained:kept oneself from doing something.
Mrs. Pigott refrained from breaking the student's finger because he apologized. From the story: "But even yet I refrained and kept still." Edgar Allan Poe