The Cask of Amontillado - Verbal Irony
Updated: 7/11/2019
The Cask of Amontillado - Verbal Irony
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story inspired by true events that took place on Castle Island, a former military fort off of Boston Harbor, in Massachusetts. When Poe was stationed there as young cadet in the Army, he found a peculiar gravestone. After some inquiry, he learned a story of a man who had been walled up alive. Forbidden by his commander to ever repeat the particulars, Poe took the plot line and changed the setting and characters.

Author Study: Edgar Allan Poe

By Anna Warfield

Author studies aren't limited to elementary school. Bring on the Poe!

The Cask of Amontillado

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Verbal Irony in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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  • The use of words to mean something different than what they appear to mean.
  • Here comes Fortunato now... I have been waiting to get revenge... ​
  • Yes I am Fine! A cough won't kill me!
  • Just a bit further in the catacombs! You will love the wine! Are you sure you want to continue? Your cough is bad.
  • ...You were right my friend, a cough won't kill you! I will!
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