Why is "The Cask of Amontillado" considered a perfect short story? What justifies the claim for its being regarded as one?

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Edgar Allan Poe has been called the father of the modern short story. He defined the short story in a famous review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales. Part of his definition is as follows:

A skilful literary artist has constructed a tale. If wise, he had not fashioned his thoughts to accommodate his incidents; but having conceived, with deliberate care, a certain unique or single effect to be wrought out, he then invents such incidents, he then combines such events as may best aid him in establishing this preconceived effect. If his very initial...

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