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The disease had sharpened my senses--not destroyed--not dulled them.

Above all was the sense of hearing acute.

I heard all things in the heavens and in the earth.

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He had never wronged me....For his gold I had no desire.

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I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him."

The protagonist or narrator becomes the true focus of the tale.

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However, Poe was a perfectionist who left very little to guesswork.

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To the narrator that fear is represented by the old man's eye.

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There was no real motive as stated by the narrator: "Object there was none.

"I placed my hand upon [his] heart and held it there many minutes.

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Carefully, he turned the latch to the door, and opened it without making a sound.

by the time this ghastly deed had been completed.

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When a sufficient opening had been made, a covered lantern was thrust inside.

However, the narrator soon wished them to be gone.

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