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and analyze them as examples of “local color” or “regional” Southern fiction.

Choose two stories

Sherwood Anderson, “Hands.”

William Carlos Williams, “The Use of Force.”

James Joyce, “Araby.”

James Joyce, “The Dead.”

Frank O’Connor, “Style and Form in Joyce’s ‘The Dead.'”

Franz Kafka, “The Metamorphosis.”

Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Winter Dreams.”

and analyze them as examples of “local color” or “regional” Southern fiction. To what extent are the stories dependent on their specific Southern settings? To what extent do the stories’ characters and themes transcend these settings? Pay close attention to elements of regional fiction such as dialect, authentic speech patterns, regional diction, specific, concrete imagery, and specific, regional settings. Respond in an essay of 750-1,000 words.

Prepare this assignment according to the MLA guidelines found in the MLA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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