One of the most solid examples of personification is when the narrator explains ''the newer generation became the backbone and the spirit of the town. The only man Emily knew growing up was her father. I have no taxes in Jefferson. A story filled with many symbols that help the stories meaning. Hetty blushed a deep rose-colour when Captain Donnithorne entered the dairy and spoke to her; but it was not at all a distressed blush, for it was inwreathed with smiles and dimples, and with sparkles from under long, curled, dark eyelashes; and while her aunt was discoursing to him about the limited amount of milk that was to be spared for butter and cheese so long as the calves were not all weaned, and a large quantity but inferior quality of milk yielded by the shorthorn, which had been bought on experiment, together with other matters which must be interesting to a young gentleman who would one day be a landlord, Hetty tossed and patted her pound of butter with quite a self-possessed, coquettish air, slyly conscious that no turn of her head was lost.
Supporting Sentence: Miss Grierson was born into a prominent family the residents of her town recognized as being an old and distinguished family. Plot twists that shift suspicion raise narrative tension. Then they could hear the invisible watch ticking at the end of the gold chain. They crept quietly across the lawn and into the shadow of the locusts that lined the street. They held the funeral on the second day, with the town coming to look at Miss Emily beneath a mass of bought flowers, with the crayon face of her father musing profoundly above the bier and the ladies sibilant and macabre; and the very old men --some in their brushed Confederate uniforms--on the porch and the lawn, talking of Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and courted her perhaps, confusing time with its mathematical progression, as the old do, to whom all the past is not a diminishing road but, instead, a huge meadow which no winter ever quite touches, divided from them now by the narrow bottle-neck of the most recent decade of years. Too much obvious foreshadowing and a twist feels predictable. This example of personification helps paint the town as though it is a collective being that is an enemy of Miss Emily.
We believed she had to do that. Right away, we see Miss Emily's house serving as a symbol of the American South. So she had blood-kin under her roof again and we sat back to watch developments. She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue. Colonel Sartoris invented an involved tale to the effect that Miss Emily's father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying. A few of the ladies had the temerity to call, but were not received, and the only sign of life about the place was the Negro man--a young man then--going in and out with a market basket.
One example is when Miss Emily's neighborhood is described as being taken over and obliterated by garages and cotton gins. If you proceed you have agreed that you are willing to see such content. Daily, monthly, yearly we watched the Negro grow grayer and more stooped, going in and out with the market basket. It doesn't stop there, though. The man himself lay in the bed.
He was the only man in her life and after his death, her behavior became even more unnatural. Everyone wants know where the horrific smell is coming from and what is in the closed out room that not a soul has gone into. She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue. Since garages and cotton gins do not have dreams and desires they can not consciously choose to destroy anything. Another example is when Miss Emily's house is described as being stubborn and coquettish. Further into the story, we see that much has changed.
The Town In A Rose for Emily, the town itself is personified and described as though it is a living being. And, as we had expected all along, within three days Homer Barron was back in town. The story's opening lines announce the funeral of Miss Emily, to be held in her home — not in a church — and the reasons for the entire town's attending-the men out of respect for a Southern lady, the women to snoop inside her house. Sure enough, after another week they departed. Through the protagonist Emily Grierson, the author illustrates the challenge of trying to maintain tradition in the face of radical, modern change. We did not say she was crazy then. We were a little disappointed that there was not a public blowing-off, but we believed that he had gone on to prepare for Miss Emily's coming, or to give her a chance to get rid of the cousins.
Arguably, both of these represent death. She would not listen to them. Gray hairs tend to remind people of older people since its the stereotype, and age is part of being old. During the next few years it grew grayer and grayer until it attained an even pepper-and-salt iron-gray, when it ceased turning. The former grandeur of the South—which, of course, was built on the foundation of slave labor—has fallen into disrepair after the Civil War.
Some plot twists reverse anticipation and suspense. We learn that her neighborhood was once considered upscale; however, that all changes. Here are seven plot twist tips and ideas: 1. But if she painted her father's portrait using the same techniques she uses to paint china, then the portrait would not be an accurate representation of the fiercely authoritarian man who was Mr. We only find out much later in the book that the doctor is actually poisoning Ewing deliberately, far from curing him. For example, describing the sun as 'dancing' on the waves is an example of personification. Or: What does she represent to them? And, as such, was literally confined to live in her father's house.
Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town, dating from that day in 1894 when Colonel Sartoris, the mayor--he who fathered the edict that no Negro woman should appear on the streets without an apron-remitted her taxes, the dispensation dating from the death of her father on into perpetuity. Double entendres, with one meaning more formally appropriate and another more suggestive, may be used. This description helps us picture a decaying Mississippi town in the post-Civil War South. The hair also symbolizes the loneliness of Emily and the last reminder of tradition. Meanwhile her taxes had been remitted. A fundamental theme, resistance to modern change, is conveyed in this passage.
Being left alone, and a pauper, she had become humanized. The strand of hair also reveals the inner life of a woman who, despite her eccentricities, was committed to living life on her own terms and not submitting her behavior, no matter how shocking, to the approval of others. Already we knew that there was one room in that region above stairs which no one had seen in forty years, and which would have to be forced. Let's take a look at a few examples from William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily. We are the city authorities, Miss Emily. The narrator foreshadows the discovery of the long strand of hair on the pillow when he describes the physical transformation that Emily undergoes as she ages. On a tarnished gilt easel before the fireplace stood a crayon portrait of Miss Emily's father.