“The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” By Katherine Anne Porter
Katherine Anne Porter • Born May 15, 1890 • Indian Creek, Texas • Educated in convent schools in the south • Converted to Catholicism • First Published Work: Flowering Judas in 1930
Katherine Anne Porter • Her stories are known to dramatize her political and social liberal beliefs. • Demanded much of herself and her work • Many works were never published because they did not live up to her standards
Type of Work Short Story Told with Stream of Consciousness * Stream of thoughts as they occur, regardless of sequence or sense
Setting Bedroom in the home of Granny Weatherall’s daughter, Cornelia Late 1920’s Flashbacks: 1860’s
Symbols Look for the use of Symbols What do they mean?
Look For Alliteration-Repetition of a consonant sound Irony-The opposite of what is expected Metaphor-Comparison of unalike things without using like, as, or than Onomatopoeia-Word that imitates a sound Paradox-Contradictory statement that is actually true Simile-Comparison of unalike things using like, as, or than
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