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  • A Rose for Emily
    The first step in discussing Faulkner's use of figurative language is to define it, so, for our purposes we will consider figurative language to be the intentional departure from the literal,...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    The old platitudinous warning issued by those who later plead criminal insanity to murder charges – “If I can’t have you, nobody can” – lies at the heart of William Faulkner’s short...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    Although it is tempting to view Emily's murder of the Yankee, Homer Barron, as the South smiting the wicked North for its transgressions of the Civil War, there are several reasons for not yielding...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    Your question includes a number of elements that cannot be answered by reference to the story, but I will try to answer those elements that Faulkner discusses. Miss Emily is identified in the story...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    One of the first elements of foreshadowing occurs at the beginning of Section 2: So she vanquished them, horse and foot, just as she had vanquished their fathers thirty years before about the...

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  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    Gothic literature focuses on such concepts as deterioration, darkness, death and dying, alienation and isolation, restraint and imprisonment and inhumanity either in the behavior of one person...

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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find
    As the family leaves on its trip to Florida, we get a glimpse of the grandmother as she sits in the car ready for the journey: Her collar and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her...

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  • A Rose for Emily
    The narrator, which provides the point of view for "A Rose for Emily," is the town of Jefferson, a collective entity that seems to be able to recount Miss Emily's life over the span of decades....

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  • Absalom, Absalom!
    Faulkner's title is an allusion to the biblical story in Samuel 2:13-18 in which Amnon, King David's oldest son, has incestuous relations (rape) with Tamar, his sister. Their brother, Absalom,...

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  • Southern Gothic Literature
    Southern Gothic tends to focus on death, the macabre, and interpersonal relationships, especially family. Like other forms of Gothic literature, Southern Gothic is deeply informed by an imagined,...

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