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"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

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What point of view is "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" written in?
Third person; limited and ominscient
What is Third Person limited point of view?
Third person limited point of view is a voice outside of the story, the narrotor focuses only on one character's thought/feelings. Uses words like: he, she, and they.
What is Third Person omniscient point of view?
Is told by a narrotor not in the story and the narrotor can reveal the thoughts/feelings of all characters.
What is chronological order?
Chronological order is a sequence of events in the order in which they happened.
What kind of writing did Ambrose Bierce use?
Fiction and went beyond realism using multiple points of view.
What happened to Ambrose Bierce at the end of his life or the last we know of him?
He vanished when he was 71 years old.
What time period/event had a effect on Ambrose Bierce's life?
The civil war
What is the setting in this story?
The Deep South during the civil war.
What is happening to Farquhar at the beginning of the story?
He is standing on a bridge waiting to get hanged.
What happens in the story after Farquhar gets hanged?
The rope around his neck gets loose so he lands in the river and escapes death.
Does Farquhar really survive the hanging?
No he dies but he imgines himself living.
What kind of effect does Farquhar's imgination give on the story?
It gives the story a flashback effect and also in the present time effect.