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Short Stories of Edith Wharton

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Elizabeth Bickford

on 3 September 2014

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Transcript of Short Stories of Edith Wharton

The little animal stood before me, forbidding, almost menacing: there was anger in his large brown eyes.
In this story, the dogs play an important role. They are not, in fact, real, but ghosts of dogs that were murdered on the property. They exact revenge on their murderer.
Character
Tone
The words menacing, ruined, slid, misery, and desolate add to the dark, sad tone of this story.
The Pomegranate Seed
Setting
The title of this story is also the name of the manor house where the story takes place.
"Certainly no house had ever more completely and finally broken with the present. As it stood there, lifting its proud roofs and gables to the sky, it might have been its own funeral monument. 'Tombs in the chapel? This whole place is a tomb!'"

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Short Stories of Edith Wharton
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