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The Gilded Six-Bits | Study Guide

Zora Neale Hurston

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Overview

Author

Zora Neale Hurston

Year Published

1933

Type

Short Story

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

"The Gilded Six Bits" is narrated by a third-person, omniscient narrator.

Tense

"The Gilded Six Bits" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "The Gilded Six Bits" refers to the two coins that a seemingly rich man, Otis D. Slemmons, wears on his watch chain and stick pin. The two coins are together worth only 75 cents, but Slemmons has had them gilded—plated with gold—so that they appear to be solid gold worth 15 dollars.

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