"A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner

a rose for emily

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"A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner by Mind Map: "A Rose for Emily" William Faulkner

1. Chronologically

1.1. 1. Emily is born

1.2. 2. Emily's father dies

1.3. 3. People see Emily with Homer

1.4. 4. Emily buys poison

1.5. 5. Emily's taxes are remitted

1.6. 6. Homer leaves town

1.7. 7. Smell

1.8. 8. Emily dies

1.9. 9. Homer's skeleton

2. Author's organization

2.1. 1. Emily is dead, and the town is looking at her house

2.2. 2. Asking for her taxes

2.3. 3. The smell

2.4. 4. Her father died

2.5. 5. She was sick

2.6. 6. The town sees her with Homer

2.7. 7. Poison

2.8. 8. Homer leaves

2.9. 9. Discovery of Homer's skeleton

3. Vocabulary

3.1. chronologically

3.1.1. in a way that follows the order in which events or records occurred

3.2. foreshadowing

3.2.1. A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.

3.3. alderman

3.3.1. a member of the municipal legislative body

3.4. noblesse oblige

3.4.1. the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged

3.5. jalousies

3.5.1. a blind or shutter made of a row of angled slats

3.6. sibilant

3.6.1. a hissing sound

3.7. macabre

3.7.1. grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject

3.8. point of view

3.8.1. the perspective from which the story is told-- first, second, or third person