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The Cask of Amontillado . Literary Elements. Irony (review). Verbal Irony – a character says one thing but means another Ex: Fortunato : “I shall not die of a cough” …Fortunato: “I drink to the buried that repose around us.” Montresor: “And I to your long life.”

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the cask of amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

Literary Elements

irony review
Irony(review)
  • Verbal Irony – a character says one thing but means another
  • Ex: Fortunato : “I shall not die of a cough”
  • …Fortunato: “I drink to the buried that repose around us.” Montresor: “And I to your long life.”
  • Dramatic Irony: When audience knows what will happen before a character knows. Ex: Fortunato does not know that he will soon die.
mood review
Mood (review)
  • The feeling/atmosphere created for the readers
  • What is the mood of “The Cask of Amontillado?”
  • Consider descriptive passages:
  • “Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead , in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris” (212).
imagery review
Imagery (review)
  • Description that appeals to the senses – sight, smell, taste, sound, touch
  • “We had passed through walls of piled bones…into the inmost recesses of the catacombs…The drops of moisture trickle among the bones” (211).