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The Mark on the Wall | Study Guide

Virginia Woolf

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Overview

Author

Virginia Woolf

Year Published

1917

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The Mark on the Wall" is told in the first person by an anonymous narrator.

Tense

"The Mark on the Wall" is told in the past tense as a memory. However, the recollection of the narrator's thought process is in the present tense.

About the Title

"The Mark on the Wall" refers to a mark the narrator observes on the wall in a room in her home. After observing the spot, the narrator engages in stream-of-consciousness (uninterrupted flow) thoughts on the nature of memory, reality, and knowledge.

Summary

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