Metaphor in The Cask of Amontillado
Poe uses metaphors to emphasize the ironic conclusion of the story. The vault in which Montresor traps Fortunato is an extended metaphor for the cask that contains the Amontillado, while Fortunato becomes a metaphorical symbol for the wine; Fortunato is symbolically encased in the very thing he sought.
Metaphor Examples in The Cask of Amontillado:
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"I plastered it up..." See in text (The Cask of Amontillado)