What is the elements of Diction of the Short Story The Cask of Amontillado

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Please i need this answer because i have to do a project abaut the element of diction of the short story The Cask of Amontillado or if you can tell me how to doo this elements of diction

-- Anonymous, October 16, 2002


This is an excellent example since this narrator is not merely the point of view but is heard to be conversationally relating a past event while showing his present attitudes. This conversational method involves us in a particularly chilling way, all the more so since, despite his urbane manner, the mere reporting of distressing details still haunts the protestingmurderer. Read "My Last Duchess" by Roberet Browning which is much the same.

So the casual confession has much of wit, boasting, pride and the urbane display one would expect of old world nobility. He enjoys recalling the exact words of his prey, the exact state of his rival's mind and its inferior rudeness as he jokes and torments him until they both break down at the final horror of the entombment. Always his last word seems to put down any sympathy, disturbance or regret, the final response of Fortunato, pitiful then silent, somehow not satisfying to his plan. Every nuance thus reveals the mind of the murderer, the long justiifications and provocations, Montresor of today editing of what he said then(boasting of his wit, then glossing over his shouting and madness at the end.)Witness and sympathetic judge of his own "achievement", the satisfaction of honor.

Poe is allowed to express the mind of a self-acclaimed superior man toying with his public tormentors in private, totally controlled, cruelly joking revenge. Yet this brutality damages the heroic stature of the mind and leaves an echo of horror hollowed out of a murder's soul.

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2002

Perhaps it is a bit late for Fortoonatoun but he still keeps his Eye on

Sir Lancelot & co.

Maybe it’s very late for Lookeasy and he could be a slice too lazy to go upstairs.

Sure the Graeve will be tasted, or the Mereloo sipped in a cellar far below sea level.

The chat will endless be conducted by the Amon Till Ad Oo.

So. do they are alter-ego’s?

Fanny (one): "Mirror on the wall, who is…?"

To Fanny (two): "Look in your Eye, who is…?"

Let us try a simple exercise. Suppose Fanny (F1) one is become partially Fanny two (F2), and vice versa. If F2 is becoming partly vice-F1, or if F2 becomes next in rank to F1 and could be able to represent F1 or act for him, what will happen with their semiotics? And please, dear Yankees, don’t twist your mind with some Miami- vices! Keep in your heads the Seminole’s resistance!

Then, what happens with their speech? Let us look more closely to the recto-verso effect (looking-glass reflection) of their words.

e-name: F1 "Private (poe)" The diminutive of Edgar Poe was Eddie

F2 "Eddie (eddie Marcus)"

Answer’s frequency: F2 answers once on September 30 & re-answers to himself the same day. F1 answers once on October 03 (reverse of 30), answers once on October 04 & re-answers to himself the same day, as F2

Late: The "shade" of meaning by F1 "Tonight…a little bit late for you…" is falling on F2 "Hmmm…- …it is very late" inducing a nice slumber.

Self-correction: F2 corrects one omission " ‘Outis’—yes, I simply (and unforgivable) forgot this one."

F1 corrects himself in his second self-answer "P.S. Please, correct, in my previous comment, ‘FANNY’, instead of ‘TO FANNY’ "

Ascendancy: Concerning ‘The Stylus’ claim, F2 "…I am prepared to reverse this, but I’m not convinced…" F1 "…may be used to rub out some of my propositions… I leave all this matter to your own judgment…"

Pen name: F2 uses "pen-name… nom de plume…fashion of a gentleman- amateur…disguise the identity of a known author…alterego…" note the gluing of alter & ego. F1 uses "…nom de plume… signature… pen name… fictitious narrator"

And what about the feather-name "M" mentioned by F1? Does it refer to the patronymic initial of F2?

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2002

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