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There is a town named Vardaman in Mississippi, about 40 miles southeast of Oxford. Faulkner could have borrowed the name because he liked the sound of it. What's more likely, however, is that he used the name of James K. Vardaman (1861-1930), who was governor of Mississippi from 1904 to 1908. They called him "Great White Chief," because like other Southern ...


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I would think how words go straight up in a thin, line, quick and harmless, and how terribly doing goes along the earth, clinging to it, so that after a while the two lines are too far apart for the same person to straddle from one to the other There is huge difference between saying something and doing something. Theory and practice. Words are quick ...


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Brooks Landon has already provided the explanation in the final paragraph that you've quoted: just as the thinking of Hemingway’s old waiter is infinitely more tired and less active than the thinking of Faulkner’s boy, the sentence each writer constructs is intended to hit us in very different ways for very different reasons. Start cutting out words ...


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I've never read the book, but I always assumed it meant something to the effect of "What happened to us in our past isn't gone and forgotten. It affects us all the time. It's with us in every moment."


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Earlier on, Faulker tells us that Colonel Sartoris, the mayor . . . remitted her taxes, the dispensation dating from the death of her father on into perpetuity. The colonel originally told Miss Emily that he was doing this as a favor to her deceased father, whom he said had given the town a loan some time ago. While Miss Emily believed this, several ...


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The perspective you are talking about is generally applied to narration, not oratory or addresses. That said, this seems like it would be "2nd person".


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This quote is from his short story A Rose For Emily. The full quote is: "She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue". It's important to give the whole sentence, because the final words "of that pallid hue" give the answer: it's e) a drowning victim. None of the others are likely to be pale. The "...


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