View a sample basic essay. 4, poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a story about a young man who kills an old man who cares for him, dismembers the corpse, then goes mad when he thinks he hears the old man's heart beating beneath the floor boards under his. 4 His use of the vivid, concrete word "vulture" establishes a specific image in the mind of the reader that is inescapable. The last sentence of the paragraph uses the words "manipulation" and "senses" as transitional hooks. The first sentence of the concluding paragraph uses the principal words from the"tions from each paragraph of the body of the paper. Then a"tion from "The Tell-Tale Heart" is presented and briefly discussed. Again, a"tion is taken from the story, and it is briefly discussed. This sentence also provides a "wrap-up" and gives the paper a sense of finality. View links to additional essay resource sites.