"The Cask Of Amontillado"

by Edgar Allen Poe

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Literary Device Examples

indirect characterization: "You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that i gave utterance to a threat." (poe 1)

Verbal irony

irony: words that turn out to be the opposite of what it really means

Indirect characterization: when the author tells us little details about the character by describing what they look like, think like what they say etc.

Definition Of literary Devices

Indirect characterization: "you, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not " suppose, however that i gave utterance to a threat." (poe 1)

"you? impossible! a mason?"
"A mason," i replied." (poe 6)

Answering Questions

Why did the narrator betray fortunato?

-provide text evidence

-explain

"The thousand injuries of fortunato i had borne as i best could ; but when he ventured upon insult, i vowed revenge."poe 1" narrator basically killed fortunato because he had insulted him and hurt him to many times so the narrator seeked revenge and killed fortunate without anybody knowing which led to no consequences and a happy life.

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