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The Cask of Amontillado

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A Poison Tree By: William Blake


I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe; I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And sunned it with smiles, And soft, deceitful wiles. And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright; And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew it was mine. And into my garden stole. When the night had veiled the pole In the morning glad I see My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

Every detail contributes to a certain unique or single effect.


The result of a contrast between appearance or expectation and reality
*Hiding what is actually the case to achieve special, artistic effects

Dramatic Irony

The reader perceives something that a character in the story does not Example: A boy lies to his mother about where he was last night , however, the mother has already called his friends house and know he wasnt there and he was somewhere else

Verbal Irony

Character says one thing and means something else Example: Dont be nervous , it is only the most important test of your life!

Situational Irony
An event occurs that goes against expectations that have been built up Example: a mouse is now chasing the cat rather than the other way around.

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Allan Parsons Project Song The Cask of Amontillado


By the last breath of the four winds that blow Ill have revenge upon Fortunato Smile in his face Ill say come let us go Ive a cask of Amontillado Sheltered inside from the cold of the snow Follow me now to the vault down below Drinking the wine as we laugh at the time Which is passing incredibly slow What are these chains that are binding my arms? Part of you dies each passing day Say its a game and Ill come to no harm Youll feel your life slipping away You who are rich and whose troubles are few May come around to see my point of view What price the Crown of a King on his throne When youre chained in the dark all alone Spare me my life only name your reward Part of you dies each brick I lay Bring back some light in the name of the Lord Youll feel your mind slipping away

Dramatic Irony Examples

When the reader becomes painfully aware what will become of Fortunato even though the character continues his descent into the catacombs in pursuit of the Amontillado Fortunato character name ( anything but fortunate) Dressing like a clown or fool since he is about to be made a fool of.

Verbal Irony

Montressor expresses concern for about Fortunatos health I will not die of a cough True ,True Wishes him a long life in toast Rest in Peace In Pace