The Cask of Amontillado. By Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849. American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.
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By Edgar Allan Poe
to the emerging genre of science fiction.
writer to try to earn a living through
writing alone, resulting in a financially
difficult life and career.
style of Poe's time period.
Every important word is intended to evoke a mood or atmosphere in the reader, and Poe aimed for the same effect regardless of whether the work was prose or poetry.
person, which makes the reader's
connection to the story more intimate.
Minutely detailed to give a sense of
reality to the stories, despite their
A legend holds that the inspiration for "The Cask
of Amontillado" came from a story Poe had heard
at Castle Island in Massachusetts when he was a
private there in 1827. According to this legend,
Poe was told the story of alieutenant named
Drane who killed another officer,named Massie,
by burying him alive.