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"The Cask of Amontillado"
Author: Edgar Alan Poe
Genre: short story

Characters

1)Montressor: narrator, wants revenge on Fortunato, deceives Fortunato with the promise of amontillado
2)Fortunato: wine expert, has unknowingly insulted Montressor, dressed as a jester, led into Montressor's family catacombs
3)Luchesi: a wine expert Montressor mentions to make Fortunato jealous

Literary Terms

1)point of view: 1st person, told by Montressor
2)mood: suspeseful
3)external conflict: Montressor vs. Fortunato
4)verbal irony:

5)setting: carnival season, late at night, the Montressor family catacombs