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Overview

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Author

William Faulkner

Year Published

1930

Type

Short Story

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

"A Rose for Emily" has a first-person plural narrator who speaks in the collective voice of the town.

Tense

"A Rose for Emily" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

Roses are often a symbol of love and romance. In "A Rose for Emily" Faulkner uses the rose to represent the love and married life that—due to her father's interference and Homer Barron's reluctance—Emily never fully experiences.

Summary

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