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Unformatted text preview: PALE FIRE CHEAT SHEET NOTES FOR CANTO ONE West Virginia - two cities that pass through - Charleston and Stanton The beloved king of Zembla - Charles the beloved of many, mostly men Enough evidence to suspect that perhaps Kinbote might be bi He had a wife! Remember the Plato note, with reflections, copies and shadows Text is etomologically related to textile, texture Every text when we understand a text, means that we weave into each of its words a meaning that comes from other places that we've heard those words Intertextuality - the notion that in a strange but true way, there aren't millions of different books out there, there's really only one text of all the books we read that is woven into everything we're reading In some texts, this intertextual notion is more clearly present than in others Pale Fire screams intertextual reading, everything you read here is a thread that is a part...
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