Creative Writing Semester 2
Terms in this set (4)
"My Friend Lucy Who Smells Like Corn"
Lucy (young texan girl)
Narrator (young girl, only child)
closest thing narrator has to a sister
"The Doll's House"
the three Burnell sisters receive a beautiful dollhouse. Their parents forbid them to show the dollhouse to the Kelvey sisters, because the Kelveys are poor. One day, however, Kezia Burnell grows bored at a party and decides to invite the Kelveys inside anyway.
A houseguest gives Isabel, Lottie, and Kezia a big, beautiful dollhouse, which they leave in the courtyard so its paint smell can dissipate. Kezia is particularly taken with the miniature oil lamp inside the dollhouse.
The wealthy Burnell sisters, already popular at school, become even more so thanks to this dollhouse. Their parents allow them to bring their friends home two by two to see their new dollhouse.
The Burnell girls are forbidden to show the dollhouse to the Kelvey girls, the daughters of a rumored criminal. One day, Kezia breaks this rule when she leaves her parents' boring party and sees the Kelveys walking past
"A Rose For Emily"
William Faulkner; Emily Grierson denies modern progress, is portrayed with deathlike imagery. Emily symbolizes the Old South denying change
starts with Emily's death
whole town goes to her funeral
Emily lived in the last upscale house in the neighbourhood because her dad was the mayor and didn't pay taxes
new officials try to get Emily to pay taxes
Emily reasserts the fact that she is not required to pay taxes in Jefferson and that the officials should talk to Colonel Sartoris about the matter. However, at that point he has been dead for almost a decade. She asks her servant, Tobe, to show the men out.
30 years earlier
neighbours smell something bad from house
Emily's dad died and her fiance left
judge Stevens sprinkles lime on the property at night
townspeople feel bad for Emily becomes more reclusive
thought she was going insane like her aunt
townspeople thought Grierson's were snobby
Emily never finds someone good enough to marry
people call Emily saying sorry for her dad's death but she says he's not dead
three days later she finally gives up the body for burial
Homer Barron (northener) is contracted to pave sidewalks
Emily is linked to him despite him being below her station
Emily buys a bunch of arsenic but says it's for rats
townspeople thought she would kill herself
started to look like she wouldn't marry homer
minister goes to talk to Emily but refuses to ever go back
Emily's cousins come from Alabama to stay with her
Emily orders silver toilet with Homer's initials engraved
Homer prepares for her to move to the North
Cousins leave and Homer returns but never is seen again
Emily gets old
teaches painting china
refuses tax bills
dies at 74
only servant leaves house
Emily's body is laid in the parlor for cousins to see
upstairs is broken down
found dead Homer rotting in bed
Emily had been sleeping next to his body she might have murdered him with the arsenic