1. list three example of verbal irony and explain how each contribute to the suspense and sinister tone of the narrative

*Verbal Irony - Fortanato toasts "to the buried that repose around us"

*, “My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met.” However, he actually means that he himself is happy to see Fortunato because he will profit from this meeting, not Fortunato.

*Later, Montresor appears to be worried about Fortunato’s health as they travel deeper into the catacombs and says, “We will go back. Your health is precious.” However, he has no intention of going back and is not worried about Fortunato’s health.

2. .what techniques does the narrator use to confuse and delay fortunato

The narrator keeps offering to bring Fortunato back home,, Montresor shows him his trowel, the implication being that Montresor is an actual stonemason.

is it that?

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  1. Montresor knows that Fortunato is very vain about his knowledge about wines. M knows F will not go back willingly unless/until he pronounces the wine in question good or bad ... but of course, we readers know that will never happen.

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