The Cask of Amontillado - Illustrating Verbal Irony

The Cask of Amontillado - Illustrating Verbal Irony
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The Cask of Amontillado Lesson Plans

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.


Edgar Allan Poe Biography

Author Study: Edgar Allan Poe

Lesson Plans by Anna Warfield

Author studies aren't limited to elementary school. Bring on the Poe!


The Three Types of Irony

Three Types of Irony

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

Do you want your students to understand the 3 types of irony in literature? Do you want your students to be able to identify and explain irony on their own? Then you have come to the right place! We've developed a few storyboards to help you teach the three types of irony.




The Cask of Amontillado

Storyboard Description

Verbal Irony in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Storyboard Text

  • VERBAL IRONY
  • The use of words to mean something different than what they appear to mean.
  • Here comes Fortunato now... I have been waiting to get revenge... ​
  • THE SETUP
  • IRONIC WORDS
  • Yes I am Fine! A cough won't kill me!
  • Just a bit further in the catacombs! You will love the wine! Are you sure you want to continue? Your cough is bad.
  • THE IRONY REVEALED
  • ...You were right my friend, a cough won't kill you! I will!
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