“The Cask of Amontillado”VOCABULARY 1. Unredressed: not corrected or compensated for. 2. Palazzo: an impressive public building or private residence; palace. 3. Crypt: An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place. 4. Niche: a shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament. 5. Fettered: restrain with chains or manacles, typically around the ankles.
6. Precluded: prevented. 7. Retribution: payback; punishment for a misdeed. 8. Amontillado: a pale, dry sherry. 9. Impunity: freedom from consequences. 10. Immolation: destruction. 11. Connoisseurship: expert judgment. 12. Explicit: clearly stated.
“The Cask of Amontillado” • Genre: Gothic Fiction • Author: Edgar Allan Poe • Setting: A nameless city in Italy, during Carnival. • Main Characters: • Themes:
Dramatic Structure • Exposition: The part of the story (usually near the beginning) in which the characters are introduced, the background is explained, and the setting is described. • Rising Action: The central part of the story in which various problems arise. • Climax: Also called the "turning point", in which the main problem begins to be resolved. • Falling Action: The action or dialogue that leads the reader into the story's end. • Resolution: The part of the story in which the problems are solved and the action comes to a satisfying end