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The Cask of Amontillado | Study Guide

Edgar Allan Poe

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Author

Edgar Allan Poe

Year Published

1846

Type

Short Story

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

"The Cask of Amontillado" is told by an unreliable first-person narrator.

Tense

"The Cask of Amontillado" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Cask of Amontillado" refers to a nonexistent container of wine the narrator uses to lure a rival wine expert into a crypt so the narrator can kill him. The name Amontillado sounds similar to the Spanish verb amontonar, which means "to pile up," like Montresor did with a stack of bricks at the story's climax.

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