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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

In her novella Pale Horse, Pale Rider, Katherine Anne Porter relates through a thinly-veiled autobiographical tale the story of influenza pandemic that spread across much of the world during the...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2015, 2:48 am (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

The style of writing in Pale Horse, Pale Rider is melodramatic. This tone fits the subject of the story, which is the doomed love of Miranda and Adam as it is lived out against a panorama of war...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2021, 3:31 am (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

"Pale Horse, Pale Rider" is a perfect story to teach plot. Its four plot elements are easily determined. First, the exposition is all about Miranda and her experience at the paper. It's important...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2015, 2:15 am (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

Miranda, the young narrator of "Old Mortality"—the first novella in the Katherine Anne Porter collection Pale Horse, Pale Rider—accidentally encounters Cousin Eva, a relative, in a train...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2020, 9:02 am (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

Yes, Katherine Ann Porter uses indirect characterization (as opposed to direct characterization) to describe the heroine of Miranda. Before we begin to explore the "how" of Porter's method, let's...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2015, 4:11 pm (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

Porter's "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" details a story from her life during World War I, where she was faced with mortality, both hers and that of the people she loves. The events and fears detailed in...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2016, 3:47 pm (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

In a presentation of any story, offering background on the author might be helpful. Being able to explain how the author's own experiences might have helped to develop a particular narrative can...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2015, 10:28 pm (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

What an interesting idea for an assignment (which I assume will eventually be an essay). I find it interesting because the theme of confinement is not necessarily a common theme mentioned in Pale...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2016, 10:43 am (UTC)

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider

The primary antagonist in Katherine Anne Porter’s novella Pale Horse, Pale Rider is not a living thing, but in no way can it be categorized as static. Porter’s autobiographical story is about her...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2015, 3:19 am (UTC)

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