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Stories and Poem 1 Short stories and A Poem Kristina Snyder English 125: Literature Sarah Ross January, 28, 2010
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Stories and Poem 2 The short story “Shiloh” by Bobbie ann. mason and “A rose for Emily “by William Faulkner are two very sad stories that have many similarities. The poem “I died for beauty” by Emily Dickinson is also another sad poem that also has similarities with the two short stories. These stories and the poem all have many elements in common and many points that are to be said out loud and understood clearly.
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Stories and Poem 3 Short Stories and a Poem In the short story "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason, a lack of communication between Norma Jean and Leroy has devastating effects on their relationship. The loss of Norma Jean and Leroy's child was a distressing event in their lives, but this event seemed to be pushed in the back of their minds as if nothing ever happened. One would say that in a healthy relationship there would need to be a grieving period where the couple would be able to release their emotions through communication with one another. In the case of Norma Jean and Leroy this grieving period would seem to have been ignored, and in the end, this lack of communication breaks this marriage apart. Norma Jean learned to deal with the bay's death without Leroy, because Leroy was always on the road. Since he has returned after the accident, this couple has not dealt with how the baby's death has affected their marriage. It is possible they do not want to realize how disastrous their child's death has been. The truth is uncovered when Norma Jean and Leroy travel to Shiloh. Her he pain is truly discovered as she says, "I feel eighteen again. I can't face that all over again" (740). This statement reflects on how at the age of eighteen she lost her baby and Leroy's being
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