Cask of Amontillado Vocabulary

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story inspired by true events that took place on Castle Island, a former military fort off of Boston Harbor, in Massachusetts. When Poe was stationed there as young cadet in the Army, he found a peculiar gravestone. After some inquiry, he learned a story of a man who had been walled up alive. Forbidden by his commander to ever repeat the particulars, Poe took the plot line and changed the setting and characters.




Cask of Amontillado, The

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The Cask of Amontillado Vocabulary

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  • IMPUNITY
  • AMONTILLADO
  • RETRIBUTION
  • (N.) Freedom from consequences. "I must not only punish, but punish with impunity."
  • (N.) A dry pale sherry, a type of alcohol similar to wine. "Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from sherry."
  • (N.) Payback, punishment, revenge. "A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser."
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