An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Questions and Answers
by Ambrose Bierce

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What senses does Bierce use to describe Farquhar's feelings in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"?

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There is a certain surreal quality to Peyton Farquhar's feelings as he is about to be hanged. He notes that the method used to hang him is "simple and effective," and he looks around at his surroundings as he awaits his fate. He lets "his gaze wander to the swirling water of the stream racing madly beneath his feet. A piece of dancing driftwood caught his attention and his eyes followed it down the current. How slowly it appeared to move!"

It is notable that Farquhar seems to...

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