Verbal Irony in "Cask of Amontillado"
Here Fortunato comes now... I have been waiting to get revenge...
Yes I am Fine! A cough won't kill me!
Verbal Irony: when a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to mean the opposite of the literal meaning.
Just a bit further in the catacombs! You will love the wine! Are you sure you want to continue, your cough is bad?
This is verbal irony since Montresor was planning on killing him, he knew his cough would not.
..You were right my friend, a cough won't kill you!
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