How can I write an introduction for "A Rose for Emily"?

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The best way to write an introduction to "A Rose for Emily" is by explaining the setting and the problem of the story as it relates to the main character. Do not add too much detail to an introduction. The purpose of this particular type of writing is to whet the interest of the reader, and to give the audience an idea of what they are to expect. 

If you go to the "A Rose for Emily" analysis tab here on, you will find around 5 different summaries of the story. Each summary has a very powerful introduction that can help you visualize how it is supposed to be written. Take a look at the example...

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