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as the pit and pendulum narrator s body awakens, he tries to remember his own descent into this dream world, and imagines silent figures carrying him into darkness and then a terrible stillness as they pause. Then, sound and motion returns and the narrator comes back to consciousness and remembers the details of the trial. He lays still, terrified to open his eyes, not knowing what state. With the pit and the pendulum, poe gives us a story as written by a man saved from the brink of death. The narrator of the story is a survivor of the torture and torment in the condemned cell at toledo the spanish inquisition prison. By using a great variety of stylistic devices the author manages to keep the reader on the edge of his seat. the pit and the pendulum is a short story about the horror surrounding impending death after the narrator is sentenced for heresy by his inquisitors during the spanish inquisition. analysis the pit and the pendulum is distinct among poes first-person narrations. Unlike the hypersensitive characters from other stories, such as roderick in the fall of the house of usher or the narrator in the tell-tale heart, this narrator claims to lose the capacity of sensation during the swoon that opens the story. Dive deep into edgar allan poes the pit and the pendulum with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. The vault and the bottomless pit are just as horrible as the very pit of hell itself might be. It seems as though it is days before the pendulum comes so close to him that the odor of the sharp steel forced itself into my nostrils, but eventually it does, and when the pendulum vibrates within only three inches of his breast, he calmly reasons that the pendulum will cut his bandages before it. The pit and the pendulum is a study of the effect terror has on the narrator, starting with the opening line, which suggests that he is already suffering from death anxiety (i was sick sick unto death with that long agony). However, there is an implicit irony in the reference to the black-robed judges having lips whiter than the sheet upon which i trace these words, which shows that he has survived and is writing the story after the events. Unlike much of poes work, the story has no supernaturalelements.