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Read the excerpt from "The Tell-Tale Heart.” I paced the floor to and fro with heavy strides, as if excited to fury by the observations of the men—but the noise steadily increased. Oh God! what could I do? I foamed—I raved—I swore! I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting, and grated it upon the boards, but the noise arose over all and continually increased. It grew louder—louder—louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God!—no, no! They heard!—they suspected!—they knew!—they were making a mockery of my horror!—this I thought, and this I think. Which statement best describes the narrative point of view of this excerpt? The excerpt uses a first-person point of view and a reliable narrator. The excerpt uses a first-person point of view and an unreliable narrator. The excerpt uses a third-person point of view and a reliable narrator. The excerpt uses a third-person point of view and an unreliable narrator.

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The statement that best describes the narrative point of view of this excerpt is - the excerpt uses a first-person point of view and an unreliable narrator. The pronoun I/me is the first person pronoun, whereas he/she/they would be the third person pronoun. Given that the text uses the pronoun I, the last two options are incorrect.  Unreliable narrator is the one whom you cannot trust because they are uncertain whether what they are saying is correct or not. Here, we see that the narrator is paranoid and doesn't know whether the policemen know what he did or not.

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