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1 “The Cask of Amontillado”
By Edgar Allan Poe

2 Literary Terms Suspense: a feeling of growing tension or excitement about what may happen. Point of View: the method of narration used in a story First Person- the narrator is a character in the story. Third Person- the narrator is outside of the story (NOT one of the characters) Third Person Omniscient- all-knowing- narrator can see into the minds of the characters

3 Theme: a message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader. Readers must infer what the writer’s message is. * One way of figuring out a theme is to apply the lessons learned by the main characters to people in real life. Example: The theme of Ransom of Red Chief is justice. It is an implied theme wherein criminals always get what they deserve.

4 Tone: expresses the writer’s attitude towards the subject(what the author does to make you feel a certain way). You can recognize tone/attitude by the language/word choices the author uses. Examples: The Ransom of Red Chief is humorous. The Tell Tale Heart is menacing and suspenseful.

5 Mood: the feeling the writer creates for the reader (the way YOU feel).
The mood is created by the setting, characters, and their actions. Music can also set the moo. Examples: Ransom of Red Chief makes the reader feel cheerful. The Tell Tale Heart is makes the reader feel tense or gloomy.

Tone = Attitude Mood = Feeling

7 Imagery: an author's use of vivid and descriptive words that appeal to the human senses- sight, hearing ,smell, taste, and touch.

8 Repetition: the repeating of a word or phrase in order to provide emphasis.
Onomatopoeia: the use of words that whose sounds echo their meaning Example: buzz, pop

9 Appearance vs. Reality Pay very close attention to what appears to be happening and what is actually happening in this story. You will also see new types of irony presented in this tale. Pay close attention to the literary elements used. These literary elements create the disconnect between appearance and reality!

10 Edgar Allan Poe Biographical Video:

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