What are some examples of verbal irony, situational irony, and dramatic irony in "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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An example of verbal irony takes place while Montresor is leading Fortunato through his extensive catacombs. Fortunato asks Montresor if he is a mason, and Montresor confirms that he is. This is considered verbal irony because Fortunato interprets Montresor's answer to mean that he is a member of the Freemasons while Montresor is referring to the masonry work that he will do as he walls up Fortunato. Another example of verbal irony takes place at the end of the story after Montresor has successfully built a wall around Fortunato. Fortunato invokes the Almighty and pleads for his life by yelling, "For the love of God, Montresor!" (10). Montresor then utilizes verbal irony by saying, "Yes...for the love of God!" (10). This is considered verbal irony because Montresor is not really invoking the name of God and is simply mocking Fortunato.

Situational irony occurs when Fortunato follows Montresor into the catacombs in hopes of tasting the rare Amontillado wine so that he can purchase a larger...

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