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The Cask of Amontillado Short Story Analysis


One of Edgar Allan Poe’s most popular sinister tales is The Cask of Amontillado. In this literary short story analysis, students will define academic vocabulary from the story, participate in an anticipation activity, be given a brief background on Carnival of Venice, answer reading comprehension questions, write a quick summary, and play a fun “would you rather” game based on details of the story. Answer keys are included! This story is perfect for learning the three types of irony: situational, verbal, and dramatic as well as character motivations, theme, dialogue, suspense, and mood.