“The Cask of Amontillado”
Professor Robby Prenkert
11 April 2000
Thesis: The descriptive details in “The Cask of Amontillado” not only appeal to the senses of the audience, but also show that the narrator has a memory that has been haunted with details that he can recall fifty years later.
II. Auditory Appeal
III. Humor Appeal
IV. Visual Appeal
“The vividness with which [Poe] transcribes
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Book league of
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Platizky, Roger. “Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado; Criticism & Interpretation.” The
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Thompson, G.R. “Cask of Amontillado”: A Case for Defense
Van Dulmen, Richard. “Rituals of Execution in Early Modern German.”
The Social Dimension of Western Civilization. 4th Ed. Ed. Richard M. Golden. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 1999.
Womack, Martha “The Cask of Amontillado.” http://www.poedecoder.com/essays/cask/