The Cask Of Amontillado Rhetorical Analysis

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Introduction
Hook: In the words of Edgar Allan Poe himself, “ With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion”
Transition: Moreover, this quote supports the idea that during stressful times, writing was his coping mechanism.
Thesis: Poe clearly experienced catastrophe, and because of this, literature became his creative outlet.
Body
Early life and young adulthood
Support #1:When Poe was young, his parents died within the same week and though he knew them briefly, his perspective on death was impacted.
Support #2: He was later adopted by John and Frances Allan who reluctantly accepted his passion for writing because they envisioned him managing the family tobacco business.
Support #3: Shortly after enrolling in college, Poe fell into considerable debt and began gambling. Consequently, stricken by poverty and humiliated, he dropped out, travelled home, and found his fiance with another man.
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How these Experiences relate to“The Cask of Amontillado”
Support #1: “The Cask of Amontillado” features a sinister narrator who seeks revenge upon being insulted. Montresor, decides that he must “not only punish” Fortunato, “but punish him with impunity” (stanza one).
Support #2: Though both experienced differently, like Montresor, Poe had also been humiliated.
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Transition: Similar aspects between Poe and Montresor are evident in “The Cask of Amontillado.” Poe notably utilizes the narrator in arguing revenge through murder as justifiable, which made many readers question his mentality.
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