Barn Burning Questions and Answers
by William Faulkner

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Can you find some passages in "Barn Burning" which illustrate Faulkner's stream-of-consciousness style?

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Look no further than the first paragraph of Faulkner's "Barn Burning" to find his free-style stream-of-consciousness narration:

The store in which the justice of the Peace's court was sitting smelled of cheese. The boy, crouched on his nail keg at the back of the crowded room, knew he smelled cheese, and more: from where he sat he could see the ranked shelves close-packed with the solid, squat, dynamic shapes of tin cans whose labels his stomach read, not from the lettering which meant nothing to his mind but from the scarlet devils and the silver curve of fish - this, the cheese which he knew he smelled and the hermetic meat which...

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