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1 Lesson 38 “The Cask of Amontillado” Story Diagram & Irony
In the literary terms section of your journal, define the following terms located on page 105: Bell Ringer Point of View Verbal Irony Foreshadowing Motif Lesson 38 “The Cask of Amontillado” Story Diagram & Irony Purpose To Identify short story elements and analyze their function within a narrative To analyze how the use of irony achieves specific effects

2 2.6 Story Diagram Plot Elements Review: Open to your journals to the literary terms section and label: As we look at the definitions on page 105, let’s label where each goes on the plot graph below. -setting -exposition -complications -climax -falling action -resolution/denouement -character -theme -conflict

3 Identify Plot Elements in “Cask of Amontillado”
In small groups, you will look back over the story “Cask of Amontillado.” Take a highlighter and highlight and label each element of the short story. For example, as you locate details related to setting, you might highlight them in yellow and mark label it as “setting.” Then, turn to page 106. Fill in the appropriate sections of the story diagram. Hold off on doing the last box on page 106 labeled Other Literary Elements Present. We will do this box as a group.

4 Literary Elements Identify the following in “Cask of Amontillado” POV:
Foreshadowing: Motif: Irony (We will skip this for now as we are doing a mini lesson over it in a few minutes!)

5 appearance reality Skills: Irony
Irony refers to a contrast between _________________ and ____________. More specifically, we have three types. appearance reality

6 opposite Situational Irony
Situational irony exists when an occurrence is the ___________________ of what is expected. opposite

7 Means another Verbal Irony
Verbal irony occurs when a person says one thing and _______________________. Means another

8 Character does not know
Dramatic Irony Dramatic irony exists when the reader or audience knows something the __________________________. Character does not know

9 Situational How do we expect _______________ to end?
Choose a movie that uses situational irony. How is the ending of a movie the opposite of what we expect?

10 Verbal What is an example of one person saying something, but their meaning is different? Think of movies or every day life where this occurs.

11 Dramatic In __________________, we know that:
Pick a scary movie; how is dramatic irony at work in this movie?

12 Point of View Point of View mini lesson if needed:

13 2.7 Irony in “The Cask of Amontillado”
You reviewed a definition of irony in the previous activity. One type of irony, verbal irony, occurs when a speaker or narrator says one thing while meaning the opposite. For example, when Fortunato proposes a toast to the dead buried in the crypts around them, Montresor adds, “And I to your long life.” Montresor is using verbal irony here, as he intends to end Fortunato’s life very soon. Provide some examples of your own in the space provided for you at the top of page 107.

14 Instances of Verbal Irony in “Cask of Amontillado”
As a class, let’s find an example of events or statements that are ironic. Verbal Irony Example: What it means:

15 Instances of Verbal Irony in “Cask of Amontillado”
Go back through the text and find FIVE more examples of irony. Write the example on the board in the space provided. Pick five examples and finish the graphic organizer on page 107.

16 Exit Ticket Regulars How do author’s and director’s use a specific technique to achieve a desired effect? What does Edgar Allen Poe want us to feel after reading this story? How do you know. In a well formulated paragraph, respond to the prompt.

17 Exit Ticket Honors How do author’s and director’s use a specific technique to achieve a desired effect? Write a 2-3 paragraph essay explaining how Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” uses irony to show Montresor’s true intentions. Provide evidence from the text to support your claims. Include a thoughtful introduction, detailed body paragraphs, and an insightful conclusion.

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