Visual Poe-cabulary for "The Cask of Amontillado"

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Cask of Amontillado Vocabulary

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In any classroom, vocabulary is a key component for expanding student knowledge. A perfect way for students to practice vocabulary skills is to create storyboards that show the use of a word in a real life context or visually depicted as meant in the text. When students define and then use a word, they master the use of it in context and retain it into their own vocabulary.

There are two ways that you can use Poe’s vocabulary to teach your class. First, have students come up with their usage for each word in an original sentence authored by them. Second, have them find the usage of the word in the text and depict what the word means.

Vocabulary Words from “The Cask of Amontillado”

  • Amontillado: A dry pale sherry, a type of alcohol similar to wine.
  • Retribution: Payback, punishment, revenge.
  • Impunity: Freedom from consequences.


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Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in "The Cask of Amontillado" by creating a visual vocabulary board.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
  4. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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