Edgar allan poe, “the cask of amontillado”:


Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”:


  • What elements make “The Cask of Amontillado” a horror story? Define the traits and aspects of horror and demonstrate how they are evident in the story.
  • Compare “The Cask of Amontillado” with “The Purloined Letter.” Stylistically, what do they have in common? What aspects of Poe’s craft do you see in both stories?

Length: Written response to the questions should be an essay of three or more full pages, PLUS the Works Cited page (4 minimum).