The Cask Of Amontillado Syntax Analysis

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The human instinct of forgiveness seems particularly irrelevant throughout the beginning of the short story The Cask of Amontillado, as Edgar Allan Poe is able to employ the usage of syntax and diction in order to convey an exceptionally indignant tone. Poe uses variation in sentence length through sundry punctuation marks in the third sentence. When he writes, “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled --but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk,” the dash and semicolon communicate an unceasing drone of tenaciousness within the sentence due to its length. But, the dash also suggests the abrupt and established indignation. Further into the passage, Montresor also states,

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