The Cask of Amontillado

The literary devices used in The Cask of Amontillado


An example of symbolism in the cask of Amontillado is the crest for the Montressors. It is a guy stepping on a snake and the snake biting him back. This is a symbolism for the relationship between Montessori and Fortunado. Fortunado stepped on Montressor so now he is biting him back.


The tone/mood set up by the author is a creepy/ psychologically disturbing mood. An example "The noise lasted for several minutes during which that I might hearken to it with the more satisfaction, I ceased my labour and sat down upon the bones." This sets up the mood of creepiness. He talks about how the scream pleases him and how happy he is to kill Fortunado. This is how Poe sets up the mood of the story


"It's walls had been lined with human remains piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris." This uses imagery to set up how the Catacombs look up to the reader. He uses this as a great example of Imagery from the short story.


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