In the story "The cast of Amontillado" Poe uses 3 different Irony's. The 3 irony's Poe uses through his story is Dramatic irony, verbal irony, and Situational irony. All of these ironies are used to build suspense to the reader. The story is about an old friend of Monstresor named fortunate. And how he wants to get revenge for him being a fortunate.
In the beginning of "The cast of Amontillado" Poe uses Dramatic irony. "Here i knocked off the neck of the bottle which i drew from a long row of its fellows that lay upon the mold. ‘Drink' then he present him with the wine" (Poe). This is dramatic irony because he builds suspense to the reader by making a toast to the buried people around them. "And i to your long life" which is irony because Fortunadto will soon be buried with the others around them.
Poe uses a claim 2 to build suspension to the reader. Such as verbal irony. “Let us go nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado! You have been imposed upon. And as for luchresi, he cannot distinguish sherry from Amontillado." This matches up to verbal irony because what he says does not match up to real life reality with and fortunato is really being made a fool of without even knowing. Fortunato also has a bad cough montressor makes him believe he cares about him and not giving away he’s going to kill him by saying "we will go back, your health is too precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved, you are happy as once i was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and i cannot be responsible. Besides, there is luchresi."
Situational irony is claim 3. This is used by Poe to build suspense. "But the serve colds with which i perceive you are afflicted. The vaults are insufferably damp. They are encrusted with niter." This is a situation because monstresor knows the vaults are full of niter and knows it will make his cough even worse which...