Cask Of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe Analysis

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The use of Irony, foreshadowing, and reverse psychology help create the mood in both of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, “Cask of Amontillado “ and “ The Fall of the House of Usher” because it helps keep the readers interested. These help the readers imagine a vivid picture and provide deeper understanding. The way a writer uses literary elements can make a huge difference of what kind of impact a piece of writing has on the reader. Edgar Allan Poe gives hints and clues to help the readers guess what is going to happen next that is called foreshadowing. In the “Cask of Amontillado” on page 67 a piece of writing that caught my attention was “ I vowed revenge” and “I vowed to be avenged”. When he says those two lines it lets me and the readers know that he will stop at nothing to get revenge and to be avenged. In “The Fall of the House of Usher” foreshadowing is used in many ways. On page 88 the excerpt says “ No part of the building had fallen” in the end the house had fallen. Irony is when you say something but mean the opposite it can be found in both stories. In “The Cask of Amontillado” on page 68 an example found is “ It…show more content…
In “The Cask of Amontillado” page 68 Montresor tells Fortunato “How well you are looking today” he says this to get Fortunato to go down to the vaults. Then on the same page Montresor says “My friend, no. I see you have a severe cold, and the vaults are very damp” Fortunato quickly responds with “...My cold is nothing. Amontillado! You have been fooled. And as for Luchesi, he can’t tell sherry from amontillado.” Montresor knew that Fortunato wouldn’t give up to show off his knowledge about wine. In “The Fall of the House of Usher” we can find personification. Personification is giving human characteristics to a non living object. “ if house and family were one and the same” in this quote he is basically saying that the house is
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